Pro Football weekly

Kansas City Chiefs


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

McClain won't speak to media until Raiders sell out

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Raiders rookie MLB Rolando McClain broke his media silence on Monday, but only to make a plea for Raiders fans to fill Oakland Coliseum.

Chiefs’ RB duo an unstoppable force

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The 2010 season's best backfield tandem resides in Kansas City, which is proving again that two rushers can have ample value on one team.

Succop's FG in OT lifts Chiefs over Bills 13-10

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles rushed for 177 yards on 22 carries and Ryan Succop kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to lift the Chiefs to a 13-10 victory over the winless Bills on Sunday. 

Chiefs' Bowe quietly emerging as star

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
It might not have shown in the numbers until recently, but this has been a different year for Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe.

Chiefs sign veteran LB Simoneau

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed veteran LB Mark Simoneau on Wednesday and released DE Atiyyah Ellison.

Johnson defensive playmaker Chiefs had been missing

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Head coach Todd Haley must be happy that he finally got on the same page as ILB Derrick Johnson this offseason, because his reinsertion of Johnson into the starting lineup has ignited the Chiefs' defense.

Bowe, Chiefs’ passing game coming alive

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
It took longer than his owners had hoped, but Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is finally starting to live up to his lofty potential.

Chiefs run all over Jags in 42-20 win

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson returned an interception for a score and Matt Cassel threw two touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe leading Kansas City to a 42-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Faith in DE depth allows Chiefs to deal Magee

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
We hear that the Chiefs' reasons for shipping DE Alex Magee to Tampa Bay at the NFL trade deadline were two-fold. 

Chiefs add DT Ellison

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed DT Atiyyah Ellison to fill the roster sport left open when Kansas City traded DE Alex Magee to the Buccaneers for a 2011 draft pick.

Chiefs trade DE Magee to Bucs

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The NFL's trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET with just one trade occurring, the Chiefs sending DE Alex Magee to the Bucs for a 2011 draft choice.

Johnsons late TD lifts Texans past K.C.

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds left to give Houston a stunning fourth-quarter comeback in the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Moeaki already Cassel's most trusted target

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
While the Chiefs were hoping that this would finally be the season WR Dwayne Bowe became a go-to guy, it instead has been rookie TE Tony Moeaki who has emerged as the top target for QB Matt Cassel.

Passing game could prevent Chiefs from being great

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Chiefs clearly have made tremendous progress in many areas this season and have all the ingredients of a great team except one: a passing game.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

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.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE