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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 Spin cycle: Broncos pass test, Raiders shut out Chiefs

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Broncos won their ninth in a row, the Raiders shut out the Chiefs and the Chargers got blown out at home by Carolina.

Janikowski kicks Raiders to shutout victory over Chiefs

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked five field goals and the Raiders shut out Kansas City for the second time ever, beating the Chiefs 15-0.

Chiefs' Breaston confused by Crennel's comments

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Romeo Crennel said WR Steve Breaston needed to understand the game plan better, then clarified his comments.

Report: Chiefs WR Bowe has season-ending rib injury

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has multiple broken ribs and will be placed on injured reserve, according to Pro Football Talk.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay hot, Chargers still fighting

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Broncos beat the Raiders to keep up their winning ways and the Chargers rallied for an upset win in Pittsburgh.

Browns roll past Chiefs for third-straight win

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Travis Benjamin's 93-yard punt return touchdown helped the Browns win their third straight game, 30-7 over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Chiefs form trust fund for Zoey Belcher

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced the formation of the Zoey Michelle Belcher Irrevocable Trust.

Late-blooming Jackson reviving career with Chiefs

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson has been a disappointment to date, but his recent flourish might suggest that he has some value.

Chiefs place DL Bailey on I.R.

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed DL Allen Bailey on injured reserve and signed LB Leon Williams.

Woman slain by Chiefs player to be laid to rest

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The slain girlfriend of Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher will be laid to rest five days after Belcher killed her, then shot himself in the head.

AFC West Spin cycle: Denver stays hot, clinches division

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
It's only Week 13, but the AFC West has been won. The Broncos clinched the division with their win over the Buccaneers.

Luck, Wilson highlight strange, amazing QB week

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
Rookies Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck were spectacular in Week 13. But there were several other notable QB performances.

Focus on the child after Chiefs tragedy

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush writes that all energies should be focused on the orphaned child in the aftermath of the weekend's Chiefs tragedy.

Chiefs fans remember victim, support team on Sunday

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The Chiefs played an emotional game after the loss of one of their own and the fans were 100 percent behind them.

Chiefs defeat Panthers on emotional day in K.C.

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in the Chiefs' 27-21 victory over their Panthers

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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