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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

AFC West free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC West.

Pioli says speed key to Chiefs' turnaround

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
According to GM Scott Pioli, adding speed was essential for the Chiefs to dig themselves out of the AFC West basement, which they did in 2010.

Longtime Chiefs broadcaster dies

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Longtime Chiefs icon and broadcaster Bill Grigsby died this weekend. He retired in 2010 after 62 years in broadcasting.

Cassel had role in Zorn hiring

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
When Chiefs head coach Todd Haley decided to hire Jim Zorn as his QB coach, the decision wasn't his and his alone. He consulted with at least one key figure in the organization before finalizing the move.

Schwartz hints Lions could appeal tampering case

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Lions' tampering case with the Chiefs might not be over just yet, as Detroit could appeal the matter with the NFL.

Former Chiefs RB Podolak hurt in auto accident

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Ed Podolak, who played nine seasons for the Chiefs from 1969-77, was injured in a car accident over the weekend.

Lions guilty of tampering with Chiefs, forfeit pick

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The NFL has ruled that the Lions have been found guilty of tampering with the Chiefs and will have to forfeit a draft pick.

AFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Matt Cassel had a sparkling 27-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in directing the Chiefs to a surprising first-place finish in the AFC West.

Chiefs give Hali the franchise tag

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on OLB Tamba Hali on Wednesday, keeping the talented defender in Kansas City.

K.C. mayor writes Hunt to avoid lockout

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser wrote a letter to Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt last week, asking owners to pledge against a potential lockout.

Zorn hired as Chiefs' QB coach

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Jim Zorn, who has tutored quarterbacks in Seattle, Washington and Baltimore in the past decade, is the new quarterbacks coach of the Chiefs.

Muir hiring puts Haley in control of offense

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
When Charlie Weis left, it was widely believed that whomever the Chiefs named as their new offensive coordinator would be very indicative of how large a role head coach Todd Haley would have in the offense.

Chiefs name OL coach Muir offensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have named offensive line coach Bill Muir as the team's new offensive coordinator.

Packers QB Rodgers, Chiefs RB Charles named FedEx Air & Ground POYs

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles have been named the 2010 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.

Hali skipping Pro Bowl for personal reasons

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
After being named as a replacement for Steelers OLB James Harrison on Sunday, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali has already asked out of the Pro Bowl for personal reasons.

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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