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Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 11/22/1982
Birthplace Waco, TX
College Texas
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 15th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
124 3 0

Baldwin, Albert missing from Chiefs practice

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
Jonathan Baldwin was absent from Chiefs practice Friday because of an illness, and Brandon Albert missed the workout because of a personal matter.

Chiefs don't envision drop-off from Carr to Routt

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The Chiefs lost CB Brandon Carr in free agency and replaced him with Stanford Routt, a move the team believes helps it overall.

AFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.

Bowe and Chiefs both have valid arguments

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
WR Dwayne Bowe wants a long-term deal. The Chiefs want him for just 2012. What will happen to Kansas City's most valuable player?

Chiefs sign second-rounder Allen

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 10:19 a.m. ET
The Chiefs signed second-round OL Jeff Allen and fifth-round CB DeQuan Menzie on Wednesday.

Rams add LB Haggan, OT Richardson

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Rams signed veteran free agents LB Mario Haggan and OT Barry Richardson, the team announced Tuesday.

Chiefs sign DE Pitoitua

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed free-agent DL Ropati Pitoitua. He is expected to play defensive end in Kansas City.

Three factors determine risers, sliders in 2012 standings

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
It’s time to think about who will win and lose in the 2012 season, and you might want to consider these factors when determining the order of finish.

Pressure rises in AFC West

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The four QBs in the AFC West — Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel — have a lot to prove this season. 

Chiefs opt to not add to LB corps

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
By adressing other needs and not adding any linebackers, the Chiefs are banking on Jovan Belcher and Justin Houston taking the next step.

Chiefs roll the dice on Poe

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
NT Dontari Poe is a boom-or-bust pick, but a risk worth taking for the Chiefs.

Jackson agrees to pay cut to stay with Chiefs

Posted April 22, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
Chiefs DL Tyson Jackson agreed to restructure his contract, cutting his salary from $8 million in 2012 to $4.25 million.

Chiefs sign DB Baker

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Chiefs signed free-agent DB Mikail Baker on Tuesday, the team announced.

Report: Several teams contact Browns about No. 4 pick

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
Several teams have contacted the Browns about their fourth overall pick in the draft, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Friday night.

Chiefs may go with QB early in draft

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
With a new offensive system, the Chiefs may be looking to draft a young quarterback to build around for the long term.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Johnson will play Sunday.||||||| The Kansas City linebacker hurt his ankle in their preseason finale.
Posted March 25, 2010
Johnson has signed a restricted free agent tender and will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Johnson was the Chiefs' first-round pick out of Texas in 2005. But early last season, for reasons he said were never fully explained by the coaching staff, Johnson was moved to part-time duty. Johnson had a key sack of Ben Roethlisberger in a victory over Pittsburgh, and he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 44-24 victory over Denver in the season finale.
Posted Dec. 06, 2006
Johnson, who has played only sparingly the last five games, returned to practice Wednesday and said that he will play Sunday.||||||| Getting its surest tackler back will be a big boost for a defense that got embarrassed in a 31-28 overtime loss last week at Cleveland.
Posted Nov. 28, 2006
Johnson is expected to be available for the Chiefs' game on Sunday at Cleveland, according to kcchiefs.com.||||||| The linebacker was used sparingly in the team's 19-10 win over Denver on Thursday and he is expected to be back to full health after suffering an ankle injury on Nov. 5 at St. Louis. Johnson's return bolsters the Kansas City defense with a linebacker that had 49 tackles, 4 1-2 sacks and two forced fumbles in nine games.
Posted Nov. 15, 2006
Johnson is listed as out with an ankle injury for the Chiefs' contest against Oakland on Sunday. The linebacker missed last Sunday's 13-10 loss to Miami with the injury.||||||| Johnson has 49 tackes and 4 1-2 sacks with one fumble recovery in eight games this season. Keyaron Fox replaced him in the lineup against the Dolphins and is expected to do so again versus the Raiders.

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