Chiefs close to deal with Larry Johnson
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
RIVER FALLS, Wis. | The Chiefs and Larry Johnson were closing in on agreement on a contract extension that could put him back in a Chiefs uniform in time for their third preseason game on Aug. 23 against New Orleans at Arrowhead Stadium.
Multiple sources told The Star today the sides had narrowed their once-considerable differences and a deal could be struck sometime this week.
One source indicated Johnson might be at Arrowhead Stadium for Thursday night’s game against Miami.
Publicly, Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said he didn’t believe a deal was imminent.
“I’m cautiously optimistic a deal will get concluded, but exactly when I can’t tell you. I really can’t,” Peterson said. “I would say we’re still communicating. Are we real close? Not from where I sit.
“We’re still talking pretty much on a daily basis. There are things we’re still stuck on and I can’t say how long that’s going to take.”