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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

Bowe nearly out of chances in K.C.

Posted June 05, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
During their year and a half in Kansas City, GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley haven't exactly been known for their patience. But maybe the most egregious offender is that time span, WR Dwayne Bowe, has mostly ...

Page's status in K.C. could affect Berry

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Although a deal still appears likely, S Jarrad Page is certainly playing hard to get with the Chiefs.

K.C.'s McCluster will be more than runner

Posted May 01, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
One of the more questioned picks of the Chiefs' draft was their early second-round selection of Ole Miss RB Dexter McCluster, especially given the club's apparent strength at the position. However, the coaching staff has plans for the rookie ...

2010 draft choices by team: Chiefs

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:22 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 NFL draft.

Pioli has speed, versatility on the mind in Round Two

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli used his two second-round picks to add speed to the Chiefs' roster in Ole Miss RB Dexter McCluster and Alabama CB Javier Arenas.

Chiefs' choice of McCluster shocks Eagles

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Eagles were poised to draft Dexter McCluster, writes Eric Edholm, but K.C. beat them to the punch. In "Around the NFL," Edholm will be posting blog entries throughout the draft.

Chiefs realize Berry is can't-miss safety

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Teams are typically hesitant to draft a safety in the top five, but the Chiefs saw that Eric Berry was a special player worth taking that high.

Chiefs re-sign RFAs Croyle, Niswanger, O'Callaghan

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that restricted free agents QB Brodie Croyle, C Rudy Niswanger and OT Ryan O'Callaghan have signed their one-year tenders.

Chiefs ILB Johnson entering 'monumental' season

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Understandably, Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson was not thrilled with his role during the 2009 season. A former defensive leader, he rubbed the Chiefs' new regime the wrong way in training camp and was relegated to the bench for much of ...

Chiefs weighing pros, cons of drafting Berry at No. 5

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Word around Kansas City is that the Chiefs are struggling with the decision of whether or not to use their fifth overall draft pick on Tennessee S Eric Berry.

Chiefs LB Johnson, OL Ndukwe sign RFA tenders

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that ILB Derrick Johnson and OL Ikechuku Ndukwe have signed their restricted free agent tenders.

New Chief Jones not expected to knock Charles from starting perch

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs made an early splash in free agency by signing RB Thomas Jones, cut by the Jets as a cost-cutting maneuver, to bolster their shallow backfield. But contrary to its appearance, the move does not signal the end of ...

Chiefs sign ex-Colts OG Lilja

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Chiefs bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday by signing free-agent OG Ryan Lilja. The deal is reportedly for three years.

Chiefs sign C Wiegmann

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced they signed C Casey Wiegmann late Friday.

Chiefs sign ex-Cardinals WR Urban

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent WR Jerheme Urban. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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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