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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

Chargers' Floyd active, Tolbert inactive for 'MNF'

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (hip) will be active for tonight's game against the Chiefs, but RB Mike Tolbert will be inactive.

Johnson leading Chiefs' turnaround

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The season didn't begin the way they were hoping, but the Chiefs, led by LB Derrick Johnson, are aiming at a second straight playoff trip.

Five minutes with a legend: Willie Lanier

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Hall of Famer Willie Lanier was one of the sharpest, hardest-hitting middle linebackers to roam the field in the 1960s and '70s and was the centerpiece to one of the era's most dominant defenses.

Foster, Flowers and Scobee named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers and Jaguars PK Josh Scobee were named AFC Players of the Week for Week Seven.

Chiefs sign TE Becht

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed free-agent TE Anthony Becht, the team announced Wednesday.

The First Fifteen: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Tebow-mania heads to Denver as the Broncos face the struggling Lions; AFC heavyweights New England and Pittsburgh could aim deep; Eagles-Cowboys is big; and more.

Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Arian Foster, Brandon Flowers and Josh Scobee as its Players of the Week.

Secondary rises to occasion for Chiefs

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Chiefs will be playing for first place in the AFC West in Week Eight, thanks in large part to the improved play of their secondary.

Shorts and Shells: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 3:31 a.m. ET
We take a look at the Dolphins' horrible Week Seven performance, on and off the field; Brian Robison's ill-advised kick; the Chiefs' ugly awesomeness; and plenty more.

Chiefs pick Raiders six times in shutout win

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Kendrick Lewis and Brandon Flowers returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Chiefs took advantage of rusty quarterback play from Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer to beat the Raiders 28-0 on Sunday.

Rough season for Chiefs CB Flowers

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 2:51 a.m. ET
Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers hasn't played well so far this season, but the team doesn't have a capable backup to replace him.  

Report: Palmer to start for Raiders Sunday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
New Raiders QB Carson Palmer is expected to start Sunday against the Chiefs, according to reports.

Readers: Eagles most disappointing team of 2011

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Andy Reid's Eagles were the overwhelming choice in a PFW poll question asking, "Which team has been the most disappointing so far?"

Chiefs eager to see what Baldwin can do

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Chiefs are eager to see what kind of impact first-round WR Jonathan Baldwin can have on their offense now that the hand injury he suffered in the preseason is healed.

Chiefs use locker room game to build unity

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Chiefs coach Todd Haley introduced the game of "cornhole" to his players in an effort to build team unity.

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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