Larry Johnson set an NFL record in 2006 with 416 rushing attempts. In the early going of this season, the Chiefs' top running back will see a lighter workload, however.
After a 25-day holdout,
nobody expects Johnson to be at his peak at Houston.
Backup Michael Bennett, recovered from the bumps and bruises
that slowed him last year, will probably carry much of the load
"Larry is going to be on a little bit of a leash early," coach Herman Edwards said Tuesday. "He has to get his legs underneath him. Michael's
healthy, which is good. We feel very comfortable with the runners
we have now. It's not all on L.J., which is good."
Playing behind Priest Holmes, Johnson saw little action in his first two seasons, then became the full-time starter in 2005. In the past two years, Johnson has rushed for 3,539 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli was used in this report.