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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 DB Washington arrested on multiple charges

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Chiefs DB Donald Washington was arrested Thursday and charged with DUI, unlawful possession of cannabis, speeding and driving with a suspended license.

Chargers add former Chiefs RB Battle

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Chargers continue to add veteran free agents, signing RB Jackie Battle on Friday.

AFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers in training camp.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

Fantasy: These three are due for comebacks

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Here are three players who could be poised to make a big comeback on the fantasy scene in 2012.

Mike Smith sees lots of Falcons in Chiefs

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith sees a lot of similarities between his team and the Chiefs, their Week One opponent in Kansas City.

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

Dawson to get Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Hall of Famer Len Dawson will be honored in Canton as this year's recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

Healthy Siler adds needed depth to Chiefs' LB corps

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs’ LB corps got a boost in minicamp when LB Brandon Siler, who missed all of 2011, participated in his first practice.

Exonerated LB Banks getting tryout with Chiefs

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
LB Brian Banks is getting a tryout with the Chiefs before joining the Seahawks for their upcoming minicamp.

Managing expectations for Broncos this season

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Peyton Manning have quite a few obstacles to overcome this season. PFW's Eric Edholm takes a closer look.

Reports: Chiefs sign QB Tanney

Posted June 05, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed undrafted free-agent QB Alex Tanney, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. 

Routt settling into life in Kansas City

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
CB Stanford Routt is settling in nicely with the Chiefs after spending his first seven years in the league with the Raiders.

Titans QB battle to rage well into summer

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Titans' coaching staff will let Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker battle for the starting QB job for most of the summer, according to our NFL Whispers.

Chiefs add veteran S Elam

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed former Cowboys S Abram Elam on Monday, the team announced.

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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