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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

Miami wins the marathon

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The longest game in the history of pro football, played 40 years ago this Christmas, sent two franchises — Miami and Kansas City — in opposite directions.

Franchise tag likely for Bowe

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
WR Dwayne Bowe's inconsistency likely will lead the Chiefs to giving him the franchise tag in 2012 instead of signing him to a long-term deal. 

Chiefs release OT Gaither

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
The Chiefs released OT Jared Gaither, the team announced on Tuesday.

Chiefs' defense rises to the occasion

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
Todd Haley trusted his defense down the stretch in Week 12, and though the Chiefs didn't win, it was the right call.

Steelers take care of business vs. Chiefs

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Though the Steelers' win over the Chiefs lacked style points, it beat the alternative for a club that has had some head-scratching losses to big underdogs in the past.

Steelers top Chiefs in defensive struggle

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw a short touchdown pass to Weslye Saunders in the first half, and the Steelers took advantage of four turnovers by Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko in a 13-9 victory.

Hudson's time is coming on Chiefs' O-line

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
Rookie OG-C Rodney Hudson hasn't started a game yet for the Chiefs, but that might change down the stretch of the season.

Orton claimed off waivers by Chiefs

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Needing a quarterback with Matt Cassel hurt and Tyler Palko underperforming in Week 11, the Chiefs claimed former-Bronco Kyle Orton off waivers on Wednesday afternoon.

The First Fifteen: Week 12

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Previewing the three terrific Turkey Day games; the crucial Giants-Saints Monday-nighter; Matt Leinart's first start for the Texans; and much more.

Gronkowski, Brady lead Patriots past Chiefs

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski, and New England shook off a sluggish start to beat Kansas City 34-3 on Monday night.

Chiefs place QB Cassel on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed QB Matt Cassel on injured reserve before Monday night's game against the Patriots and promoted WR Jeremy Horne to the active roster.

Injury report for Chiefs-Patriots MNF game

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 11 Monday-night game, Kansas City at New England, showing the status of each injured player.

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
The Chiefs' trio of receivers will have a big advantage in one-on-one matchups with the Patriots' cornerbacks.

They Said It: week of Nov. 13

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Tyler Palko on playing a Bill Belichick defense in his first NFL start Monday night against the Patriots, quoted on masslive.com: "I think I'd rather be studying algebra than facing Bill Belichick. He's a little ...

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offensive tackles will be forced to slow Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali in Monday night's game.

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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