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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

Freeman leads Bucs past reeling Chiefs

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buccaneers beat the struggling Chiefs 38-10

Bucs-Chiefs blacked out in Tampa

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers-Chiefs game in Tampa Bay will be blacked out and not televised in the Tampa area.

Chiefs QB Cassel ruled out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Brady Quinn will start in his place.

Key matchup: Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles vs. Bucs run defense

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup, we delve into the looming battle between the league leader in rushing yards and Tampa Bay’s run defense.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
It was a rough week for the AFC West, going 0-3 (the Raiders were on bye). We'll learn a lot more next week when the Broncos face the Chargers.

Luck grows up in emotional Colts win

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne stand out in Indy, imagining Peyton in San Fran, Eli goes to the movies and lots more from Week Five.

Chiefs turn it over four times in loss to Ravens

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Ravens defense kept the Chiefs out of the end zone in the fourth quarter to preserve a 9-6 victory Sunday.

Redskins QB Griffin, Chiefs QB Cassel injured Sunday

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Chiefs QB Matt Cassel left their respective games on Sunday with head injuries.

Chiefs looking second-rate in secondary

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
There have been multiple problems in the Chiefs’ secondary this season, and they have left the team shorthanded.

Chiefs TE Boss done for the season

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
Chiefs TE Kevin Boss will miss the rest of the season because of concussion issues, Romeo Crennel told reporters Wednesday.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
Order seemed restored in the AFC West after two divisional games in Week Four saw the Chargers and Broncos roll past the Chiefs and Raiders, respectively.

Three teams have to face facts at quarterback

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Quarterback play is always the barometer in the NFL, and three teams who were blown out in Week Four came up wowfully short in that department.

Chargers force six Chiefs turnovers in win

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The AFC West-leading Chargers took advantage of six turnovers by the Kansas City Chiefs in a 37-20 victory Sunday.

Chiefs getting painfully thin on offensive line

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The season-ending injury to C Rodney Hudson makes the Chiefs' depth up front pretty scary.

Chiefs place C Hudson on I.R.

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed starting C Rodney Hudson on injured reserve and signed OG Russ Hochstein and C Bryan Mattison.

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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