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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-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Bears will need to establish running game early vs. the Chiefs to put Caleb Hanie in manageable situations.

Johnson leading Chiefs' turnaround

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The season didn't begin the way they were hoping, but the Chiefs, led by LB Derrick Johnson, are aiming at a second straight playoff trip.

Pioli credits past drafts for Chiefs' success

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Many observers believed the Chiefs' roster was void of talent when GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley arrived in 2009, but Pioli has a different take on the subject.

Raiders likely to let Gradkowski test free agency

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 2:25 a.m. ET
In part because of his inability to stay healthy, Oakland is expected to allow backup QB Bruce Gradkowski to enter the free-agent market in the offseason, according to AFC West Whispers.

Drop-off in play of Chiefs LB Johnson

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Since he signed a contract extension in early November, Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has had a noticeable decline in production, according to AFC West Whispers.

Haley's motivation major reason for Johnson's breakout

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson might not have gotten off on the best foot with Todd Haley, but the Chiefs' head coach may be a major reason why Johnson is the owner of a new five-year contract reportedly worth up to $34 million.

Johnson defensive playmaker Chiefs had been missing

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Head coach Todd Haley must be happy that he finally got on the same page as ILB Derrick Johnson this offseason, because his reinsertion of Johnson into the starting lineup has ignited the Chiefs' defense.

Crennel has Chiefs' 'D' excelling

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
While an offense that was expected to be significantly better has lagged behind, Kansas City's defense, led by coordinator Romeo Crennel, has outperformed all preseason projections.

Chiefs' Johnson back in Haley's good graces

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson has won back his starting ILB job for the Chiefs after a season in Todd Haley's doghouse, according to our AFC West Whispers.

Chiefs ILB Johnson entering 'monumental' season

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Understandably, Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson was not thrilled with his role during the 2009 season. A former defensive leader, he rubbed the Chiefs' new regime the wrong way in training camp and was relegated to the bench for much of ...

Chiefs LB Johnson, OL Ndukwe sign RFA tenders

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that ILB Derrick Johnson and OL Ikechuku Ndukwe have signed their restricted free agent tenders.

Seymour wants out of Oakland

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 12:57 a.m. ET
According to our AFC Whispers, there has been no progress on a new contract between DRE Richard Seymour and the Raiders because the former Patriot doesn't want to return to the floundering franchise.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 8:28 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson and Tim Shaw as its Players of the Week.

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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