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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

Fitzgerald among four named to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chiefs FS Eric Berry, Chiefs LB Tamba Hali and Saints SS Roman Harper were all named to the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Pioli takes K.C. from worst to first

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
For laying the groundwork that enabled the Chiefs to improve from 4-12 in 2009 to 10-6 this season, Kansas City GM Scott Pioli has won the PFW/PFWA NFL Executive of the Year award.

Chiefs name Donovan new team president

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Marc Donovan has been named the new team president of the Chiefs. The move was announced Thursday by team chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.

Pioli knows staying atop division won't be easy

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Chiefs just completed a campaign in which they went 10-6 and won the AFC West, but GM Scott Pioli is not taking anything for granted in 2011.

Chiefs add LB Bakhtiari

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed LB Eric Bakhtiari.

Chiefs sign eight to future roster

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed eight players to their future roster.

Chiefs in serious need of ORT overhaul

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
With their season coming to an abrupt end after getting throttled by the Ravens in their playoff opener, the Chiefs can now look ahead to areas they need to upgrade this offseason, including right tackle, where Barry Richardson started this ...

Blowout loss shows Chiefs far from title contenders

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
  The Chiefs had a chance to really make a statement on Sunday. Instead, they did exactly what many Chiefs teams before them had done: lost in the their playoff opener.  

Flacco, Ravens' 'D' too much for Chiefs

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and playoff-savvy Baltimore forced five turnovers to beat the youthful Kansas City Chiefs 30-7 in the NFL playoffs on Sunday.

Ravens-Chiefs fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
RB Ray Rice will be the Ravens' offensive centerpiece when they travel to Kansas City, which also will be looking to pound the ball on the ground.

Diminishing role forced Weis to move on

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
While offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and head coach Todd Haley weren't at each other's throats in Kansas City, we hear that their relationship did have something to do with Weis deciding to leave for the University of Florida.

Chiefs WR Bowe misses practice with illness

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe missed practice Wednesday and was listed on the injury report as having an illness.

Chiefs sign WR Curtis, place FS Washington on I.R.

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed free-agent WR Kevin Curtis and placed FS Donald Washington on injured reserve.

Chiefs playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Chiefs as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Chiefs must regain focus after Weis departure

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Instead of playing like a team rounding into form as it enters the playoffs, the Chiefs looked more like a bunch of guys hung over from spending the entire week celebrating an AFC West championship.

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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