It looks as if things are finally getting serious when it comes to talks between the Kansas City Chiefs and running back Larry Johnson. Adam Schefter of NFLNetowrk is reporting that going on what has taken place over the last few days, the two sides seem to be making solid ground on talks and that progress is for sure being made. The two sides are going to be talking again, and from the wording of the way things sound, it looks as if a deal could be coming soon.
Johnson has been holding out over what he feels is an unfair contract. There was talk that the two sides were still far apart as early as a week ago, but now that progress is being made, it will be interesting to see what it takes to get a new deal in place. For sure the Chiefs could not have been pleased with their offense on Saturday night in Cleveland vs the Browns, as they scored just one touchdown in a 16-12 loss. Getting Johnson back could be the most critical part of what could be a long 2007 without him.
One thing to keep in mind though about the talks is that negotiations are at a critical stage, and there can either be a breakthrough where the two sides could meet and finally get Johnson in camp with a new deal, or talks may fizzle, and there could be a big setback that could have Johnson sitting at home as the regular season gets closer to happening.