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Johnson guaranteed $19M in new Chiefs contract

Updated: August 22, 2007, 4:19 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Holdout running back Larry Johnson agreed to a five-year contract extension and joined the Kansas City Chiefs for practice Tuesday, surprising teammates who broke into scattered cheers when he jogged unannounced onto the field.

"Lar-ry! Lar-ry!" many players chanted. They had already been practicing for about 45 minutes when No. 27 suddenly appeared in their midst and began running plays after a holdout of 25 days.

The 27-year-old Johnson's new contract, which runs ...

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