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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

Chiefs' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 15, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
With the offseason upon us, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Chiefs.

Chiefs finalize coaching staff

Posted Feb. 14, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have finalized Romeo Crennel's coaching staff for the 2012 season, including the retention of QB coach Jim Zorn.

Steelers hire Haley

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers have hired Todd Haley as the team's new offensive coordinator.

With Daboll aboard, Cassel looks like Chiefs top QB

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
There will be an open quarterback job with the Chiefs this offseason, but based on the hiring of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Matt Cassel is expected to remain the starter.

Reports: Chiefs hire Daboll as OC

Posted Feb. 04, 2012 @ 4 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have hired Brian Daboll as their new offensive coordinator, according to reports by ESPN and NFL Network.

Chiefs OC Muir calls it quits

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Bill Muir dedicated nearly half a century to the game of football. Now, the Chiefs' offensive coordinator is ready to hang up his headset.

Chiefs name McMahon special-teams coach

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
The Chiefs named Tom McMahon the club's special-teams coach on Monday.

Emery named Bears' new GM

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Former Bears area scout Phil Emery, most recently the Chiefs' director of college scouting, is returning to Chicago, this time as the team's general manager.

Nose tackle needed to solidify Chiefs defense

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
The Chiefs are pretty set on defense, but have a major need for a nose tackle to anchor the middle of the unit.

Crennel passes his test to become Chiefs' head coach

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
The final three weeks of the 2011 season showed the Chiefs' front office and roster that Romeo Crennel was the right man for the head-coaching job. 

Chiefs need offensive coordinator to get to next level

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The hiring of Romeo Crennel makes sense for the Chiefs, but he will only be successful if the team also finds an offensive coordinator to pair with him.

Crennel hired as Chiefs' head coach

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
The Chiefs will officially announce Romeo Crennel as their next head coach at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

Report: Chiefs to retain Crennel as head coach

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
The Chiefs plan to retain Romeo Crennel as head coach and remove the interim tag from his title.

Chiefs counting on healthy Charles and Moeaki

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
If the Chiefs are to return to the playoffs next season, they will need their offense to improve. They will rely on a healthy Tony Moeaki and Jamaal Charles to help bolster the attack.

Even with loss, Broncos win AFC West

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Former Bronco Kyle Orton got his revenge in leading the Chiefs to a 7-3 win over Denver on Sunday, but it's the Broncos who clinched the AFC West and are headed to the postseason.

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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