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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

Chiefs release long-time OG Waters

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
A fixture on the Chiefs' offensive line for more than a decade, Brian Waters was released on Thursday, the team announced.

Reports: Chiefs, Breaston agree to terms

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Chiefs agreed to terms with WR Steve Breaston, who will be reunited with his former offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

League reacts to lockout's end

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Owners, coaches and executives from around the league reacted Monday to the news that the lockout was over and that the 2011 season is about to begin.

Without Vrabel, Chiefs need an outside linebacker to step up

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
There are a lot of players vying for the OLB spot in the Chiefs' lineup vacated by the recently retired Mike Vrabel.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Long-term deal for Hali could be salary boost Chiefs need

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Chiefs might need to add salary when free agency starts, and a way that might be done is signing OLB Tamba Hali to a long-term contract.

In Joplin, Chiefs find a calling

Posted June 28, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Chiefs players and managment were allowed to work together one day last week, in an effort to help re-build tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri.

AFC West best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC West who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Knowshon Moreno, Brandon Carr, Ryan Mathews and Lamarr Houston.

Sacks need to rise for Chiefs' DE duo

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
In order to remain atop the AFC West, the Chiefs' DE pairing of Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson will have to register more sacks than they did a season ago.

Chiefs, Eagles join teams against NFLCA brief

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Chiefs and Eagles joined a number of teams that have come forward to distance their coaching staffs from the NFL Coaches Association's brief that supported lifting the lockout.

Chiefs continue to support Joplin efforts

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Chiefs are continuing to support relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri after the harsh storms that nearly destroyed the city.

Lockout limbo: Chiefs report

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Chiefs.

Cassel emerging as Chiefs' leader

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has become more of a leader for the team, both on the field and off it.

Losing weight could gain Chiefs' Powe playing time

Posted May 04, 2011 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
Jerrell Powe hasn't even met his Chiefs coaches but he has already been told by the team that he needs to shed some pounds.

Third-rounders will bring top impact for Chiefs

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
The Chiefs took OLB Justin Houston and DE Allen Bailey in the third round, and both should make a major impact to the team in 2011.

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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