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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

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots would benefit by getting the run game back on track, and they should be able to do so against the Chiefs.

Chiefs face tough situation with backup QBs

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
With Matt Cassel hurt, the Chiefs will rely on their subpar backup QBs — Tyler Palko and Ricky Stanzi — down the stretch of the season.

Chiefs QB Cassel has surgery on injured hand

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel had surgery on his injured hand Monday night, but coach Todd Haley is hopeful that he can return before the end of the season.

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Patriots DE Andre Carter could have another huge game going against a weak Chiefs offensive line.

Chiefs blockers fail Cassel

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been beat up in recent games, and the inability to block has been a major reason why the season is likely going to be a dissapointment for the team.

Cassel could miss extended time with hand injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley announced on Monday that QB Matt Cassel suffered a "significant hand injury" during the team's Week 10 loss to the Broncos and that his season may be over.

No changes to Week 12 schedule

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
The NFL has announced there are no changes to the Week 12 schedule, including the Steelers-Chiefs Sunday-night game.

All-run offense works for Broncos over Chiefs

Posted Nov. 13, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Tim Tebow threw one TD and ran for another, helping the Broncos beat the Chiefs 17-10 despite playing almost the entire game without their top two running backs.

They Said It: week of Nov. 6

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Jets head coach Rex Ryan on what he bought QB Mark Sanchez for his birthday, quoted from his weekly press conference: "I think my wife got him a scarf, you know that scarf look. I don't know. I never ...

Chiefs' O-line struggling at the wrong time

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
As the Chiefs enter the toughest stretch of their season with five consecutive games against 2010 playoff teams in Weeks 11-15, QB Matt Cassel cannot be pleased with the way his offensive line is playing.

Dolphins earn a convincing first victory

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and another score and Miami walloped Kansas City 31-3 for its first win of the season.

McCluster's turnovers cut into his playing time

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Dexter McCluster was expected to have a big role in the Chiefs' offense, but fumbling issues have limited his playing time. 

Roethlisberger leads AFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson and Bengals KR-WR Brandon Tate have been named the AFC Players of Week Eight.

Once again, it's a wild, wild West

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 3:24 a.m. ET
Just like last season, the Raiders, Chargers and Chiefs all have plenty of reasons to believe they can be AFC West champs, and just as many reasons to doubt it.

Succop's FG in OT lifts Chiefs over Chargers

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 12:53 a.m. ET
Andy Studebaker's recovery of a Philip Rivers fumble and Ryan Succop's OT field goal gave Kansas City a stunning 23-20 win over San Diego on Monday night, moving the Chiefs into a tie atop the AFC West.

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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