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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

Steelers sign TE Pope

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed veteran TE Leonard Pope on Tuesday, the team announced.

Kansas City Chiefs

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Here are the Kansas City Chiefs top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Chiefs re-sign DB Daniels

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Chiefs re-signed unrestricted free-agent DB Travis Daniels, the team announced Wednesday.

AFC West draft needs

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
With three of the division's teams having needs at defensive tackle, they're likely to be paying close attention to Memphis DT-NT Dontari Poe.

After adding offensive depth, Chiefs will draft for 'D'

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have targeted improving their offense in free agency, which likely means they will go after defenders when it comes to the draft.

Chiefs re-sign LB Belcher

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have re-signed ILB Jovan Belcher, who had been a restricted free agent. He will earn $1.927 million on the one-year deal.

Pioli says Chiefs made early run at Manning

Posted March 21, 2012 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli said his team was interested in signing QB Peyton Manning, but the feeling was not mutual.

Chiefs sign OT Winston, QB Quinn

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
The Chiefs continue to beef up their offense, signing free agents OT Eric Winston and QB Brady Quinn on Saturday.

Chiefs sign TE Boss

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
After getting limited production out of their tight ends in 2011, the Chiefs have signed free agent Kevin Boss to bolster the position.

Chargers add RB McClain

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Le'Ron McClain has signed with the Chargers, giving them a bigger back to presumably replace free agent Mike Tolbert.

Chiefs sign RB Hillis

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed free-agent RB Peyton Hillis, the team announced on Wednesday.

Cowboys reach deal with CB Carr

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Cowboys, in desperate need of help in the secondary, have agreed to terms with former Chiefs CB Brandon Carr.

Chiefs re-sign DE Gordon

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Monday they have re-signed DE Amon Gordon.

Free-agent scouting report: Chiefs QB Kyle Orton

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
QB Kyle Orton has both been a starter and a backup during his NFL career and could be a valuable piece to a contending team.

Manning meets with Broncos brass

Posted March 09, 2012 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning began his tour of NFL suitors Friday, being flown to Denver to meet with the Broncos' decision makers.

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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