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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

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup for Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Haley improves, but Chiefs still need a win

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The game plan from head coach Todd Haley was better in Week Three than it had been earlier in the year, but the Chiefs still lost to the Chargers.

Late pick clinches Chargers win over Chiefs

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
Eric Weddle intercepted Matt Cassel at midfield with 55 seconds left to preserve the Chargers' 20-17 victory over the winless Chiefs on Sunday.

Blackout lifted in San Diego

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Friday afternoon that the local television blackout for Sunday's game against the Chiefs has been lifted.

ACL injuries won't limit Chiefs in 2012

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The three Chiefs who have suffered ACL tears this season all should be back in time for the 2012 season, according to a medical expert who specializes in knee injuries.   

Chiefs place RB Charles on I.R.

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, head coach Todd Haley confirmed Monday.

Lions, Chiefs off to opposite starts to the season

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two of his four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and Detroit routed the Kansas City Chiefs 48-3 Sunday, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

Report: Flowers, Chiefs agree to extension

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have agreed to a contract extension with CB Brandon Flowers, keeping the emerging playmaker under contract for the near future.

Chiefs re-sign Becht, cut O'Connell

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Friday that they have re-signed TE Anthony Becht and waived TE Jake O'Connell.

Chiefs' Jackson losing grip on starting DE spot

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson has never lived up to the hype, a reason he soon will be replaced by Wallace Gilberry in the starting lineup.

Lions announce Sunday's game is a sellout

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand announced Wednesday that the team has sold out Sunday's home opener against the Chiefs.

Chiefs place Berry on I.R., sign S Langord

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have placed S Eric Berry on injured reserve and signed S Reshard Langford.

Report: Chiefs SS Berry done for season with torn ACL

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
Chiefs SS Eric Berry will miss the remainder of the 2011 season with a torn ACL, which he suffered early in the team's Week One loss to the Bills.

Fitzpatrick's four scores lead Bills past Chiefs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdown passes, two of them to journeyman tight end Scott Chandler, and the Bills romped to a season-opening 41-7 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Moeaki's loss is McCluster's gain

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
Chiefs WR-RB Dexter McCluster is likely to be the primary beneficiary from TE Tony Moeaki's season-ending torn ACL, according to AFC Whispers.

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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