Redskins release Larry Johnson; ex-Morgan star Simpson added

The Washington Redskins cut veteran running back Larry Johnson, making him the first casualty of a ground game that has been among the NFL's worst through the first two weeks of the season. Johnson's agent, Peter Schaffer, and the team confirmed the move. According to two sources, the team replaced Johnson with Chad Simpson, a third-year player out of Morgan State who spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts and was with the Buffalo Bills in the preseason. Johnson, 30, a former star with the Kansas City Chiefs, ran five times for 2 yards the first two weeks of the season. Simpson, 25, had 30 carries for 147 yards and three touchdowns in 25 games for the Colts in 2008 and 2009.

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