SO the fine Pat's "fine"running game can't use him....

Larry Johnson
is ready to get back into the NFL.

Peter Schaffer, the agent for the former Chiefs tailback, told the Kansas City Star that Johnson will finalize a deal with the Bengals on Tuesday.

Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said Monday the team would meet with Johnson, cut last week by the Chiefs, but added Johnson would be a backup to Cedric Benson if he signed on.

Benson left Sunday's win in Pittsburgh with a hip flexor. -- Sean Leahy