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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

Fans want Pioli, Crennel removed for K.C.'s lost season

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Chiefs' 1-7 mess this season could cost GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel their jobs.

Key matchup: Chiefs pass defense vs. Steelers passing game

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
How the Chiefs cope with the Steelers' potent passing game will be a story line to watch on Monday night.

Chiefs waive CB Routt; name Gibbs defensive coordinator

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Chiefs waived CB Stanford Routt on Monday and signed veteran DT Shaun Smith.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos keep winning, Chiefs plummeting

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Week Nine in the AFC West was a microcosm of what we’ve seen from the division most of the season, with the Broncos staying ahead of the pack.

Chiefs' secondary problems run deep

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have felt the effects of losing CB Brandon Carr in free agency, and they showed in Week Nine, especially with CB Travis Daniels.

Norv's Bolts beat staggering Chiefs

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers completed 18-of-20 passes for 220 yards and two TDs to lead the Chargers past the reeling Chiefs, 31-13.

Chiefs QB Cassel to start Thursday night

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will return to the starting lineup in Thursday night’s game against the Chargers.

Chargers need corporate help to lift blackout

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 12:39 a.m. ET
Several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the Chargers the embarrassment of having Thursday night's game vs. the Chiefs blacked out.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos dominate, Raiders rising

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The rest of the division should be worried after watching the Broncos dominate on Sunday night, routing the Saints 34-14.

Turnovers plague Chiefs again in loss to Raiders

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the Raiders stuffed the struggling Chiefs 26-16 on Sunday.

NFL Links: Luck more impressive than RG3?

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Andrew Luck is still better than RG3, Wade Phillips has the Texans' pass rush humming and Chiefs fans are feeling neglected.

Quinn named Chiefs' starting QB

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Brady Quinn will be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in Week Eight, head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday.

AFC West Spin cycle: Raiders regress and still win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
With the rest of the division's teams on bye, the Raiders represented the AFC West with an ugly win over the shorthanded Jaguars.

AFC West Spin cycle: Manning's miracle on Monday night

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Analyzing the fallout of Monday night's stunning Broncos comeback and the rest of the AFC West action in Week Six.

Chiefs have no need to go back to Quinn at QB

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
After the bye, the Chiefs will have to consider going back to Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback.

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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