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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

Rookies holding own in K.C. secondary

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. ET
Stopping the pass hasn't exactly been the strength of the Chiefs' defense, but don't blame the rookies, like SS Eric Berry, for the team's occasional lapses in the secondary.

2011 AFC West free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Can the Raiders afford to keep free-agent-to-be Nnamdi Asomugha, who's one of the elite cornerbacks in the league? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC West players likely to become free agents in March.

Arrowhead advantage could take Chiefs a long way

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
If the Chiefs could play all of their games at home, they very well could be a front-runner to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

Bowe's two TDs lead Chiefs past Cards

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Dwayne Bowe caught two touchdown passes, giving him a team-record six straight games with at least one score, and Kansas City remained unbeaten at home Sunday with a 31-13 victory over the fading Cardinals.

Chiefs go back to training-camp mentality after skid

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
Good fundamentals was one of the main reasons the Chiefs looked like a potential playoff team during their 5-2 start, but they have reverted back to some bad habits in recent weeks.

Chiefs re-sign LB Anderson, place Simoneau on I.R.

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have re-signed LB Charlie Anderson and placed LB Mark Simoneau on injured reserve.

Haley, Chiefs not yet ready to be serious contenders

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
After starting off 5-2 and looking like maybe the league's most improved team, the Chiefs appeared ready to seize the AFC West. But two games later, Kansas City is in dangerous territory.

Bowe emerging as fantasy’s hottest wide receiver

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles was the Chief everyone expected to be a fantasy stud this season, but it has been Dwayne Bowe who has instead taken the fantasy world by storm.

Broncos turn the tables on Chiefs

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
The Denver Broncos corralled the NFL's top rushing team, doing their best imitation of the Kansas City Chiefs in a rout of the AFC West leaders.

AFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 8:33 a.m. ET
WR Brandon Lloyd is on his way to a career season, helping to compensate for the Broncos' 32nd-ranked rushing attack. Read our midseason reports on the AFC West teams.

Haley's motivation major reason for Johnson's breakout

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson might not have gotten off on the best foot with Todd Haley, but the Chiefs' head coach may be a major reason why Johnson is the owner of a new five-year contract reportedly worth up to $34 million.

Chiefs done in by special teams in defeat

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
What was previously one of the Chiefs' strengths became the primary reason they lost a critical division game to the Raiders on Sunday.

Report: Chiefs, Johnson agree to extension

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has agreed to a contract extension with the team, expected to be for five years for a little more than $34 million, with $15 million guaranteed. The news was first reported by FOX Sports' Adam Caplan.

Janikowski's clutch FGs give Raiders win

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Jason Campbell threw a 47-yard pass to rookie Jacoby Ford in overtime to set up a 33-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski that gave the Oakland Raiders their biggest win in eight years, a 23-20 victory over the AFC West-leading ...

Chiefs CB Flowers forcing QBs to throw elsewhere

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
While his first two seasons were nice, Year Three has been the charm for Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers.

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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