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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

Chiefs sign LB Anderson, place LB Sheffield on I.R.

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran LB Charlie Anderson. The team also placed LB Cameron Sheffield on injured reserve.

Thum steps down as Chiefs president

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday that Denny Thum has stepped down as president, effective immediately, after 36 years with the club.

Chiefs' 'D' looking light-years better under Crennel

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
After a year in which it struggled all season long, the Chiefs' defense looked like a different group Monday night.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Chiefs hold on for 21-14 win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 1:36 a.m. ET
Jamaal Charles' 56-yard touchdown run and Dexter McCluster's team-record 94-yard punt return gave Kansas City a two-touchdown lead and the Chiefs held San Diego on four downs inside the 6-yard line in the final minute for a 21-14 victory ...

Chiefs' Johnson back in Haley's good graces

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson has won back his starting ILB job for the Chiefs after a season in Todd Haley's doghouse, according to our AFC West Whispers.

Chiefs awarded DT Toribio, cut WR-KR Lawrence

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has been awarded ex-Packers DT Anthony Toribio via a waiver claim. The team also released WR-KR Quinten Lawrence.

Chiefs announce practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has added eight players to its practice squad, including developmental QB Tyler Palko.

Patriots lose McGowan, trade for Page, White

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
New England acquired Chiefs S Jarrad Page in a trade after placing S Brandon McGowan on injured reserve Saturday. They also traded for Eagles LB Tracy White, giving up a 2012 draft choice.

Chiefs sign Page to RFA tender, cut seven

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 3:56 a.m. ET
Restricted free-agent S Jarrad Page finally has signed his one-year tender, the Chiefs announced late Friday. The team has been given a roster exemption for him. Kansas City also released seven players.

Chiefs' McCluster shining on multiple fronts

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
One of the Chiefs' biggest concerns with 2010 second-round pick Dexter McCluster could be figuring out where not to play him.

Chiefs rookie Sheffield carted off field

Posted Aug. 28, 2010 @ 7:11 a.m. ET
Chiefs rookie LB Cameron Sheffield was carted off the field Friday night with a neck injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit with Eagles RB Mike Bell.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Lions' secondary becoming a primary concern

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' best defensive back, FS Louis Delmas, has battled a groin injury and hasn't played much this preseason, one of several concerns the team has in the secondary.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

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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