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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' O-line could look much different in 2010

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
After a season in which it allowed 45 sacks and opened up few holes in the running game, it's possible that the Chiefs' offensive line could look a lot different in 2010.

Pendergast takes fall for Chiefs' rough season

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
Somebody had to take the fall for the Chiefs' woeful defense in 2009, and in the end, it wound up being coordinator Clancy Pendergast. From what we hear, Pendergast's departure was expected for some time now, as he was ...

Report: Chiefs hire Crennel as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have hired former Browns head coach Romeo Crennel as their defensive coordinator, according to NFL.com.

Report: Crennel joining Chiefs' staff

Posted Jan. 11, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Former Browns head coach Romeo Crennel is expected to join the Chiefs' coaching staff, according to The Bergen Record.

Weis right fit for Chiefs' system, situation

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 8:49 a.m. ET
Before the 2009 season even started, Chiefs head coach Todd Haley dismissed offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, choosing to instead call plays himself. But after just one season, Haley realized that wearing both hats was too much to take on so ...

Chiefs hire Weis as O-coordinator, won't extend two assistants

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Charlie Weis has agreed to become the Chiefs' offensive coordinator. Meanwhile, the team confirmed that the contracts of DL coach Tim Krumrie and assistant OL coach Joe D'Alessandris would not be renewed.

Heavy workload catching up to Chiefs RB Charles

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
RB Jamaal Charles has been a tremendous spark for the Chiefs, rushing for 100 yards in each of his last three games and practically carrying the offense during the second half of the season. But for the 5-11, 199-pound back ...

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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