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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' Belcher dies in apparent murder-suicide

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
Per multiple reports, Kansas City police have confirmed Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher died in in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday.

Chiefs: Sunday's game to be played as scheduled

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Chiefs will play Sunday's game vs. the Panthers as scheduled, the team announced Saturday afternoon. 

Baldwin's absence from Chiefs offense baffles

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Chiefs observers are finding it hard to understand why WR Jon Baldwin isn't filling a bigger role in Kansas City's struggling offense.

AFC West Spin cycle: Chiefs give Broncos a scare

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Romeo Crennel's Chiefs gave the Broncos quite the scare, but Denver hung on and is one win away from clinching the division.

Broncos beat Chiefs for sixth straight win

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and the Broncos rallied to beat the woeful Chiefs 17-9 on Sunday for their sixth straight win.

Crennel has gotten best of Manning in rivalry

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Although Peyton Manning has won three straight games against Romeo Crennel-coached teams, Crennel has controlled him well.

Chiefs offensive line once more in flux

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have had to shuffle on the offensive line, which has been one of the few relatively bright spots on a dismal team.

Chiefs name Quinn starting QB

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel announced that Brady Quinn will start on Sunday against the Broncos.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos add to lead

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Broncos are in command of the underwhelming AFC West after knocking off the Chargers in Week 11.

Cassel's days with Chiefs are numbered

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
All signs pointed to the Chiefs parting ways with QB Matt Cassel at season’s end, but that became all but certain when he was yanked from the Chiefs’ loss Sunday.

Green catches another TD in Bengals' win over Chiefs

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton threw for 230 yards and accounted for three touchdowns and the Bengals beat the woeful Chiefs 28-6 on Sunday.

Key matchup: Bengals WR A.J. Green vs. Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
Bengals WR A.J. Green has scored in eight consecutive games, but he has drawn a tough assignment this week.

Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers survive

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
The Steelers beat the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night as Mike Wallace caught a TD pass and Ben Roethlisberger injured his right shoulder.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay in command

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Broncos are cruising, the Chargers fell in another mistake-laden loss, and the undermanned Raiders were crushed by the Ravens.

Chiefs place DE Dorsey on I.R.

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed DE Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve and promoted DB Neiko Thorpe from the practice squad, the team announced Monday.

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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