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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

Buccaneers impress in debut, defeat Chiefs

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers, winners of 10 games in 2010, started the preseason sharp, routing the Chiefs 25-0 in Kansas City on Friday night.

Chiefs sign OT Gaither

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Chiefs landed PFW's best UFA still available, signing former Ravens OT Jared Gaither.

Chiefs claim PK Carter, sign WR Colbert

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced they were awarded PK Todd Carter off waivers and signed WR Keary Colbert on Wednesday.

Chiefs sign DL Gordon

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed free-agent DL Amon Gordon, the team announced Saturday.

McCluster the Chiefs' odd man out

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Second-year pro Dexter McCluster will see his role decreased because of two new free-agent signings by the Chiefs.

Hali, Chiefs agree to long-term deal

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 12:20 a.m. ET
OLB Tamba Hali and the Chiefs agreed to a long-term deal, keeping the Pro Bowler in Kansas City for another five years. 

Chiefs sign FB McClain

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced late Wednesday night that they have signed one of the top fullbacks on the market, former Raven Le'Ron McClain.

Jamaal Charles' five weeks of fantasy hell

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Having Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles on your fantasy team will be great, until a five-week stretch at the end of the season brings the enjoyment to a halt.

Gregg is short-term fix with long-term benefits

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
NT Kelly Gregg is only going to be on the Chiefs for a season or two, but the lessons he teaches rookie Jerrell Powe should help the team for a long time.

Chiefs re-sign OT Richardson

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
OT Barry Richardson signed his restricted free-agent tender on Monday and will report to Chiefs training camp soon.

Chiefs re-sign DE Gilberry

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 9:22 p.m. ET
DE Wallace Gilberry has signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Chiefs, keeping an important piece of the team's defense in place.

Chiefs sign LB Siler

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have agreed to a contract with former Chargers ILB Brandon Siler, giving them more depth and quickness in the linebacking corps.

Chiefs sign DT Gregg

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Chiefs got their defensive tackle, signing former Ravens NT Kelly Gregg to a one-year deal according to multiple reports.

Chiefs sign 10 players

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Friday night the signing of 10 free agents, eight of which were unrestricted.

Chiefs agree to deals with rookies

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have agreed to terms with most of their 2011 rookie class.

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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