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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 OLB Hali suspended for Week One

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The NFL suspended Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali for the first game of the regular season without pay for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.

Chiefs S Lewis to miss time with shoulder injury

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Starting S Kendrick Lewis is out with a right shoulder injury he sustained early in the Chiefs' preseason loss to the Rams on Saturday night.

Chiefs' Bowe signs franchise tender, reports

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Friday that WR Dwayne Bowe has signed his franchise free-agent tender and has reported to camp.

Chiefs OT Willis retires

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have announced that OT Ray Willis has decided to retire from the NFL.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Chiefs' offense shows versatility, imagination in opener

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Brian Daboll's Chiefs offense showed balance, control, precision, power and finesse in two fine scoring drives with the first-team unit vs. Arizona.

Crennel says no knowledge of Bowe sighting

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel says he has no knowledge of holdout WR Dwayne Bowe being spotted in Kansas City.

Chiefs, Cardinals take to field for joint practice

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and Cardinals split a pair of practice fields Tuesday, placing nearly 200 players out there at one time.

Chiefs sign OT Willis

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Tuesday that they have signed free-agent OT Ray Willis and waived FB Taylor Gentry.

Forecasting the 2012 playoff qualifiers

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush likes the Chiefs and RB Jamaal Charles to return to the postseason tournament in 2012.

Chiefs add LB Jones

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The Chiefs signed LB Edgar Jones and placed S Kyle McCarthy on injured reserve, the team announced Monday.

Chiefs celebrate health, even with Bowe out

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Injured Chiefs S Eric Berry, QB Matt Cassel, RB Jamaal Charles, TE Tony Moeaki and FS Kendrick Lewis all began camp with a healthy stamp of approval.

Chiefs ink first-round NT Poe

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed No. 11 overall pick NT Dontari Poe, the team announced Thursday.

Chiefs sign OT Ugoh

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed free-agent OL Tony Ugoh, the team announced Thursday.

Ex-player Walker sues NFL over concussions

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Derrick Walker has sued the NFL in federal court, accusing it of not warning him about the risk of football-related concussions.

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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