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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

Cassel leads Chiefs in comeback win

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel threw four touchdowns as Kansas City overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the Colts 28-24.

Battle earning more carries for Chiefs

Posted Oct. 08, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
With the help of injuries to others and his own hard work, Jackie Battle is rapidly working his way up the Chiefs' RB depth chart, according to AFC Whispers.

Special teams a key for Chiefs

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
On a team that is lacking playmakers on both offense and defense, it is the Chiefs' special teams that might be asked to come through with big performances.

Foster leads AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, Ravens LB Jarret Johnson and Chiefs PK Ryan Succop were named AFC Players of the Week.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Week Four Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Tamba Hali and Devin Hester as its Players of the Week.

Chiefs defense needs to save the season

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
A lot of attention will go to the shouting match between Todd Haley and Matt Cassel, but the real key to the Chiefs' Week Four win was their defense.

Vikings stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's the Vikings stock report — three areas of the team heading in the right direction and three going in the wrong direction — following the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs.

Bowe leads Chiefs to first win of the season

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
  Matt Cassel hit Dwayne Bowe for a 52-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass, Ryan Succop was perfect on five field-goal attempts and the Chiefs held on for a 22-17 win vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Chiefs prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
One of these winless teams, the Vikings or the Chiefs, will get into the win column this week.

Haley could become play-caller if Chiefs' offense doesn't improve

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
If the Chiefs' offense doesn't improve, head coach Todd Haley might take over the play-calling duties in an attempt to save his own job.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs 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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