Mike Tomlin not talking about Larry Johnson
On Monday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that running back Larry Johnson would like to play for the Steelers.
On Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wouldn’t say whether the team is interested in Johnson.
“I don’t discuss free agents,” Tomlin said Tuesday, per the Associated Press. “That opens Pandora’s box. I tend to focus on the guys that are in our locker room.”
Not a bad approach. But the bigger question is this: How would the Steelers create a spot for Johnson? They’ve got Rashard Mendenhall, Willie Parker, and Mewelde Moore.
Would they cut Parker? Moore?
So, for now, there’s no spot for Johnson. Barring injury.
Unless, that is, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis again breaks Mendenhall.