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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

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Jamaal Charles, J.J. Watt and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The winds changed drastically in the AFC West in Week Three, proving that this division is extremely hard to figure.

Charles, Succop lead Chiefs past Saints

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles had 233 rushing yards and PK Ryan Succop kicked six field goals as the Chiefs rallied for a 27-24 overtime win over the Saints.

Chiefs' Crennel struggling in double duty

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel isn't being criticized as much as Crennel the defensive coordinator is for the team's slow start.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Raiders are off to woeful starts, and the Chargers are 2-0 for the first time since 2006.

Bills send Chiefs to 0-2 in 35-17 rout

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored twice and had 123 yards rushing in sparking the Buffalo Bills' 35-17 rout over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

All quiet around Chiefs' Baldwin

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
There is a collective hush around Chiefs WR Jon Baldwin, who was a standout during training camp but has done little since.

Scout's Notebook: Chiefs QB Matt Cassel

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, who looked sensational in the first half against Atlanta.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers and the Chargers get off on the right foot with a win over the Raiders. We take a spin around the AFC West after Week One.

Ryan throws three TDs as Falcons top Chiefs

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and Atlanta used a second-half surge to pull away for a 40-24 victory.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Chiefs go with Quinn as backup QB

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET

Chiefs release 14, including FB Bannon

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have released 14 players ahead of the NFL's deadline to reach the 75-man roster limit, including former Kansas tight end Tim Biere.

Chiefs' Flowers still out with slow-healing heel

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers has been out since July 31 with a heel injury and no one seems to know exactly why.

DT Culp, LB Robinson named senior finalists for Hall of Fame

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that DT Curley Culp and LB Dave Robinson will be the senior finalists for the Class of 2013.

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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