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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

Hart, Colts knock Chiefs from unbeaten ranks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Mike Hart scored in relief of the injured Joseph Addai to give Indianapolis a 19-9 victory over previously unbeaten Kansas City.

ILB Belcher makes strides in Crennel's system

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
A relative unknown as an undrafted free agent coming out of Maine in 2009, Jovan Belcher hasn't taken long to become of one the Chiefs' top defensive playmakers.

Chiefs following in Patriots' footsteps

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:27 a.m. ET
While it's way too early to anoint them as bona fide playoff contenders, the Chiefs are definitely on the rise, courtesy of GM Scott Pioli and their New England Patriots pedigree.

Jackson not certain to regain DE job

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
Although Tyson Jackson has returned to practice following a knee injury, there's no guarantee that the 2009 No. 3 overall pick will win back his starting DE spot, according to AFC West Whispers.

O-line the Chiefs' unsung heroes

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. ET
It has taken a team effort for the Chiefs to shockingly jump out to a 3-0 start, but the unsung heroes of the team's league-best running game have been the offensive linemen.

Chiefs try out trio of linebackers

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
LBs Larry Izzo, Mark Simoneau and Chris McCoy all were in Kansas City for a tryout on Thursday.

Report: Weis has emergency gall-bladder surgery

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis had emergency gall-bladder surgery Monday morning, his agent told the Kansas City Star.

Chiefs destroy 49ers behind top-ranked rushing attack

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers are known for their stout run defense, but the interior of their "D" was no match for the Chiefs' running game on Sunday.

Cassel throws 3 TD passes, Chiefs beat 49ers 31-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel's three touchdown passes included a trick play that caught San Francisco completely flat-footed and the surprising Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten Sunday with a 31-10 rout of the hapless, winless 49ers.

WR play an issue for Chiefs yet again

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
While QB Matt Cassel is certainly at fault for much of the Chiefs' early-season passing woes, all the blame doesn't belong on his shoulders.

Crennel has Chiefs' 'D' excelling

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
While an offense that was expected to be significantly better has lagged behind, Kansas City's defense, led by coordinator Romeo Crennel, has outperformed all preseason projections.

Charles falls behind Jones in K.C. backfield

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
After Jamaal Charles tore up the league during the stretch run of '09, most owners expected him to be a fantasy force for the entirety of 2010. But thus far, he has taken a backseat to Thomas Jones in the ...

Chiefs improve to 2-0 with win over Browns

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Ryan Soccup kicked three field goals and Kansas City converted a late fourth-down gamble by coach Todd Haley for a 16-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Chiefs down two starters vs. Browns

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
DLE Tyson Jackson and ORT Ryan O'Callaghan will both miss Kansas City's Week Two game with injuries.

Dorsey, 'D' key to Chiefs' resurgence

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
After sputtering to a 4-12 record last season, the Chiefs looked like a different team in Week One, upending the favored Chargers in raucous Arrowhead Stadium.

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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