Salina Journal: After a four-week absence, running back...

Salina Journal: After a four-week absence, running back Larry Johnson returned Monday to a Kansas City Chiefs team that has
changed significantly while he was gone. For one thing, the
offense and defense are both riddled with injuries. As many as six
defensive starters could be out for this week's game against New
Orleans. HC Edwards said he had a good conversation with Johnson
on Monday and was satisfied he has a good attitude. After being
benched for three games for violating team rules, Johnson was
suspended last week by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating
NFL player conduct rules. Kolby Smith, who had been starting in
Johnson's place, sustained a season-ending knee injury two weeks
ago, which greatly increases his value. Asked if Johnson would
play Sunday, Edwards said, "Oh, yeah. Our offense has changed a
little bit, but we're still going to try to run the ball, with him
being one of the better backs in the league."

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