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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

Report: Cassel may miss Chiefs' opener

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has a rib injury that could keep him out of the season opener against Buffalo, the Kansas City Star reported Sunday evening, yet Cassel practiced Monday.

Report: Patriots sign ex-Chiefs OG Waters

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
The Patriots shored up a position of need, signing free-agent OG Brian Waters on Saturday, according to a report by ESPN.

Chiefs place Moeaki on I.R., announce cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Chiefs released 25 players, but their biggest loss was a player put on I.R., TE Tony Moeaki.

Chiefs still sorting out CB depth

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
Three Chiefs defensive backs still have a chance to finish third on the depth chart at cornerback.

So'oto stars as Packers beat Chiefs

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
OLB Vic So'oto returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown, had 1½ sacks and a forced fumble in Green Bay's 20-19 win over Kansas City.

Chiefs 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
He's only a second-year player, but SS Eric Berry is the heart of Kansas City's defense. Find out how the Chiefs look at each position, in our team analysis.

Chiefs place OT O'Callaghan on I.R.

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed ORT Ryan O'Callaghan on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Bradford sharp as Rams hold off Chiefs 14-10

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford led St. Louis to a pair of touchdowns, and its defense made life miserable for Chiefs QB Matt Cassel in a 14-10 preseason victory Friday night.

TE Becht signs with Chiefs

Posted Aug. 25, 2011 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
TE Anthony Becht signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs on Thursday. A former first-round pick, Becht has played for the Jets, Buccaneers, Rams and Cardinals.

Chiefs LB Siler out for season

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
Chiefs LB Brandon Siler will miss the entire 2011 season due to a torn Achilles tendon. The injury was suffered in the team's second preseason game and requires surgery.

Report: Cardinals to sign QB Croyle

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
The Cardinals need a healthy arm and plan to sign QB Brodie Cryole on Tuesday, according to PFW correspondent and Arizona Republic writer Kent Somers.

Ravens pull away late, defeat Chiefs

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Ravens rookie QB Tyrod Taylor, vying to be the top backup to starter Joe Flacco, led two fourth-quarter TD drives as Baltimore beat visiting Kansas City 31-13.

Report: Chiefs WR Baldwin injures wrist in scuffle with teammate

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Chiefs rookie WR Jonathan Baldwin is not off to a good start in Kansas City. The first-round pick reportedly injured his wrist in a scuffle with veteran RB Thomas Jones.

Ex-Ravens look to improve Chiefs

Posted Aug. 18, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Chiefs are hoping some of the key players who knocked them out of the playoffs last season can help them improve as a team in 2011.

AFC West training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
After missing much of last season because of a holdout, WR Vincent Jackson is back in San Diego, and  the Chargers are glad to have him. PFW camps out with the AFC West teams.

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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