Johnson poised to help Holmes

Larry Johnson continues to improve as an RB, and will be running behind an offensive line with plenty of experience.

Updated: August 12, 2005, 12:05 PM ET
By John Clayton |
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Here are five observations on the Kansas City Chiefs, based on their Aug. 3 practice:

Larry Johnson continues to improve as a running back, and may get time in the backfield with Priest Holmes. As a rookie in 2003, Johnson never got on the good side of Coach Dick Vermeil, who didn't really want a running back in the first round. Plus, Johnson didn't feel comfortable in the offense. Last year, Johnson showed promise by rushing for 581 yards and having a 4.8 yard average.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer