Lions Sign Johnson, Release Bell

By: AP
By: AP

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- It didn't take Rudi Johnson long to find work. Three days after being released by Cincinnati, and a day after working out for Detroit, he's signed a one-year deal with the Lions, who released fellow running back Tatum Bell.
The 28-year-old Johnson missed most of training camp with the Bengals because of a lingering hamstring injury and was cut Saturday.
The 5-foot-10, 225-pounder ran for a team-record 1,458 yards in 2005 and 1,300-plus yards in 2006. But hamstring problems limited him to nine starts and a 2.9-yard average last year.
Bell joined Detroit before the start of last season in a trade with Denver and had 44 carries for 182 yards in five games for the Lions.


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