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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

Quinn to join Weis in leaving NFL for Gators

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Seahawks defensive line coach Dan Quinn will leave the team and become the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida, joining Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis in Gainesville next season.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Raiders finish undefeated vs. AFC West

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Michael Bush rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and the short-handed Raiders beat playoff-bound Kansas City 31-10 Sunday to gain a unique NFL distinction.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

Report: Weis leaving Chiefs; McDaniels targeted?

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 1:23 a.m. ET
Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis has agreed to join the University of Florida's coaching staff as offensive coordinator, The Associated Press reported late Saturday. An official announcement is expected Monday.

Pro Bowl nod further proof of Charles bargain

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
Now that he has made his first Pro Bowl, it has become even more obvious what kind of bargain the Chiefs got with RB Jamaal Charles' contract extension.

Bowe concludes dizzying fantasy season with a bang

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Dwayne Bowe owners were forced to ride a rollercoaster of emotions this season as their guy was all over the map. In the end, though, everything turned out OK.

Cassel, Chiefs roll past Titans 34-14

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes and Eric Berry returned an interception 54 yards for another score and Kansas City romped past Tennessee 34-14 Sunday.

Gilberry rare D-line delight for Chiefs

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 9:07 a.m. ET
When assessing the Chiefs' weak spots this season, the defensive line certainly would rank near the top. The unit has underachieved for most of 2010, and lately it has shown in the opponents' rushing numbers. However, the team might have ...

Cassel shows true grit in leading Chiefs to key victory

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
  Fully recovering from an emergency appendectomy can take up to a month, but Matt Cassel knew he didn't have that kind of time. So he gutted it out at St. Louis to lead his team to victory.  

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Eagles QB Michael VIck, Chiefs DE Wallace Gilberry and Eagles WR-RS DeSean Jackson as its Players of the Week.

Cassel return to help Chiefs top Rams

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel went the distance only 11 days after an emergency appendectomy, leading the way in a 27-13 victory over the suddenly sagging St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Cassel active, but still may be backup

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is active for the team's game Sunday vs. St. Louis, but it is unknown if he or Brodie Croyle will start.

Drop-off in play of Chiefs LB Johnson

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Since he signed a contract extension in early November, Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has had a noticeable decline in production, according to AFC West Whispers.

Finding new backup QB necessary after Croyle debacle

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
Signs pointed to QB Brodie Croyle re-signing with the Chiefs when he hit free agency this offseason — until he started the Week 14 game.

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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