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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson has surgery

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:10:00 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') had surgery to repair a torn Achilles' Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Chiefs | Two placed on IR

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:41:16 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs placed LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 9.

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Chiefs | Two players out for season

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:31:06 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') and LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') will miss the rest of the season because of Achilles' tendon injuries they suffered during the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Andy Reid. Both players will undergo surgery to repair the injuries.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson tears Achilles'

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:29:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, head coach Andy Reid confirmed Sunday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to serious downgrade the value of the Chiefs defensive/special teams (DST) going forward. Losing the cornerstone of their defense is a huge blow to their fantasy value.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson may have serious injury

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:41:13 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs believe LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during their Week 1 game, according to a source.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson selected to Pro Bowl

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:03:48 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was chosen Monday, Jan. 20, to replace injured San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) in the Pro Bowl, giving Kansas City nine players in the all-star game.

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Chiefs | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:30:01 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared QB Alex Smith, OT Branden Albert, LB Derrick Johnson, DL Dontari Poe, WR Dwayne Bowe, RB Jamaal Charles, LB Tamba Hali inactive for Week 17.

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Chiefs | Friday injury report for Week 12

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:12:54 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike DeVito (knee) is out for Week 12. OT Eric Fisher (shoulder) is doubtful. DE Tyson Jackson (abdomen) and OG Jon Asamoah (shoulder) are questionable. S Sanders Commings (shoulder), LB Derrick Johnson (wrist), DE Mike Catapano (ankle), TE Anthony Fasano (knee, ankle) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) are probable. DeVito and Fisher did not practice Friday, Nov. 22. Jackson and Asamoah were limited while the others practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Thursday practice report for Week 12

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:52:13 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OG Jon Asamoah (shoulder), DE Mike DeVito (knee), OT Eric Fisher (shoulder) and DE Tyson Jackson (abdomen) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 21. DE Mike Catapano (ankle), S Sanders Commings (shoulder), TE Anthony Fasano (knee, ankle), LB Derrick Johnson (wrist) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:33:21 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike DeVito (knee), OT Eric Fisher (shoulder) and DE Tyson Jackson (abdomen) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. OG Jon Asamoah (shoulder) was limited. S Sanders Commings (shoulder), LB Derrick Johnson (wrist), DE Mike Catapano (ankle), TE Anthony Fasano (knee, ankle) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Six players listed as probable

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:41:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman (calf, knee), TE Anthony Fasano (ankle, knee), OG Jeff Allen (groin, knee), LB Derrick Johnson (wrist), LB Dezman Moses (toe) and CB Ron Parker (toe) are listed as probable for Week 8. Fasano was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Chiefs | Five practice in full

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:45:09 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OG Jeff Allen (knee, groin), LB Derrick Johnson (wrist), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Ron Parker (toe) and RB Anthony Sherman (knee, calf) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Chiefs | Five fully practice

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:23:01 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OG Jeff Allen (knee, groin), LB Derrick Johnson (wrist), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Ron Parker (toe) and RB Anthony Sherman (knee, calf) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Chiefs | Akeem Jordan working hard to be No. 1

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:06:30 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Akeem Jordan posted three tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in the second preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. He is trying to hold off LB Nico Johnson for the starting inside linebacker job alongside LB Derrick Johnson.

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Chiefs | Akeem Jordan gets chance to start

Tue, 14 May 2013 21:07:41 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Akeem Jordan played alongside LB Derrick Johnson with the first-unit defense Tuesday, May 14, in the first day of organized team activities (OTAs). Jordan is making the transition to a 3-4 defense from the 4-3 he played in during his 82 games with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2007-12.

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Chiefs | Akeem Jordan in starting lineup

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:13:32 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs newcomer LB Akeem Jordan was the starting inside linebacker along with LB Derrick Johnson at the first day of voluntary workouts Tuesday, April 16.

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Chiefs | Looking for more turnovers on defense

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:04:05 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has already talked with the defensive players about having a more aggressive defensive that causes more turnovers. "Coach Sutton is definitely going to bring an attack-style defense to our ball club," Johnson said. "He's already talked about it, about taking the ball away. One of my goals is to take the ball away … and score. That's the name of the game. Of course the main objective is to win, but takeaways are going to be big for us this year." The Chiefs forced only 13 turnovers this season, which was the worst in the NFL.

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Chiefs | Five players probable for Week 15

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:51:12 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (neck, shoulder), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), SS Eric Berry (hand) and SS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and are listed as probable for Week 15.

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Chiefs | Six practice in full

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:08:19 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OG Jon Asamoah (thumb), S Eric Berry (hand), CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), RB Cyrus Gray (shoulder, neck), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and S Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Chiefs | Three limited during practice

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:33:55 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (neck, shoulder), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Chiefs | Inexperienced players could get plenty of work

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:17:22 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs finished their Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers with a patchwork lineup featuring FS Tysyn Hartman and FS Neiko Thorpe, as well as LB Cory Greenwood. Injuries to CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and FS Abram Elam (quadriceps) might give those inexperienced players more time to shine in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns.

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Chiefs | Seven players questionable for Week 14

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:55:34 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OG Jeff Allen (illness), OG Russ Hochstein (back), OT Branden Albert (back), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), SS Eric Berry (hand, illness) and SS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Dec. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 14.

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Chiefs | Five miss practice

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:57:15 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs DB Eric Berry (hand, illness), DB Abram Elam (quadriceps), CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and OG Ryan Lilja (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Chiefs | Six players sit out practice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:37:40 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OG Jeff Allen (illness), OG Ryan Lilja (knee), DL Allen Bailey (ankle), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) and FS Abram Elam (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Chiefs | Three questionable for Week 5

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:03:44 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (groin) and DE Ropati Pitoitua (elbow) were both limited in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and are questionable for the team's Week 5 game. S Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) fully participated in practice and is questiobale.

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Chiefs | Six miss practice

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:11:56 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Jalil Brown (hamstring), DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), LB Derrick Johnson (groin), S Kendrick Lewis (shoulder), DE Ropati Pitoitua (elbow) and WR Devon Wylie (hamstring) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Chiefs | Several expected to be limited Thursday

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:52:56 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (hamstring), LB Derrick Johnson (groin), DE Ropati Pitoitua (elbow) and WR Devon Wylie (hamstring) will likely be limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 4, according to head coach Romeo Crennel.

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Chiefs | Seven miss practice

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:09:56 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (hamstring), CB Jalil Brown (hamstring), DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), CB Brandon Flowers (heel), LB Derrick Johnson (groin), DE Ropati Pitoitua (elbow), and WR Devon Wylie (hamstring) all missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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Chiefs | Four defensive players questionable

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:39:08 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LBs Jovan Belcher (groin) and Derrick Johnson (ankle) and CBs Jalil Brown (groin) and Brandon Flowers (foot) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 1.

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Chiefs | Three limited

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:40:26 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Jalil Brown (groin), CB Brandon Flowers (foot) and LB Derrick Johnson (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Chiefs | Three limited during practice

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:53:10 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (ankle) and CBs Brandon Flowers (foot) and Jalil Brown (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson expected to play in opener

Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:12:05 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Saturday, Sept. 1, that LB Derrick Johnson (undisclosed) should be ready to play in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Chiefs | Two defenders on All-Pro team

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:17:47 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was voted as first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press Friday, Jan. 6, and LB Tamba Hali earned second-team honors. Johnson set the team's single-season record for tackles with 179, while Hali was second in the AFC with 12 sacks.

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Chiefs | Two named to Pro Bowl

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:34:16 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LBs Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson have been named to this year's Pro Bowl.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston emerging as player to watch

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:08:03 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston posted the first three sacks of his career in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears, and he is emerging as a much-needed pass rush threat opposite LB Tamba Hali. Head coach Todd Haley has gradually started using Houston in base defensive sets, then sub-package work before finally taking over as an every-down player in the past few weeks. "He's been doing a great job," LB Derrick Johnson said.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson wins weekly award

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:00:34 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday, Nov. 1. He posted 15 solo tackles, an assist, a sack and an interception in the 23-20 overtime win against the San Diego Chargers in Week 8.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson huge in Week 8

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 05:03:25 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson recorded 13 total tackles, along with one sack and an interception in the team's Week 8 game.

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Chiefs | Big turnout for workouts

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:21:57 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs concluded three days of practice Thursday, June 16, with roughly 45 players attending. The workouts were organized by QB Matt Cassel, SS Jon McGraw and LB Derrick Johnson. The team got together at a local high school.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson is Pro Bowl alternate

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:09:24 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said Thursday, Dec. 30, that he is an alternate on the AFC Pro Bowl roster, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star. "You get on the radar," Johnson said. "I've never been on the alternate (list). I think I have had a Pro Bowl season, front what I've heard."

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson receives AFC weekly honor

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:50:00 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after posting a career-best 17 tackles, including 12 solo stops, with four passes defended, reports Randy Covitz, of The Kansas City Star. Johnson joins LB Tamba Hali as the second Chiefs player to win the honor in 2010. It's the first time two Chiefs linebackers have claimed the award since the late Derrick Thomas and Tracy Simien accomplished the feat in 1991.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson agrees to contract extension

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 09:17:51 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with LB Derrick Johnson on a five-year contract extension worth just over $34 million with $15 million in guaranteed money, sources told FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson impresses in Week 1

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:20:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson, who won the starting weakside linebacker spot this season over LB Demorrio Williams, recorded a team-high 12 tackles in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers, according to The Kansas City Star's Randy Covitz. Johnson started just three of 15 games and was inactive for one last season.

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Chiefs | Two ILBs unlikely to play together

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:28:11 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LBs Derrick Johnson and Demorrio Williams likely will not play together as the starting inside linebackers because both play the weakside inside linebacker spot, reports Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson needs to make more big plays

Sun, 25 Jul 2010 06:50:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson may beat out LBs Corey Mays or Demorrio Williams for a starting job at inside linebacker during training camp, or he may only be used in passing situations like he was last year, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. The team needs him to make more big plays this season.

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Chiefs | D. Johnson re-signed

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:09:50 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced restricted free-agent LB Derrick Johnson has signed his tender offer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Chiefs | D. Johnson expected to sign tender soon

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:29:24 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Kansas City Chiefs restricted free-agent LB Derrick Johnson is expected to sign his one-year tender in the next few days, according to Scout.com.

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Chiefs | D. Johnson tendered first-round offer

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:00:43 -0800

Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have assigned a first-round tender offer to restricted free-agent LB Derrick Johnson. The offer would be a one-year deal worth $2.621 million.

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Chiefs | Six could be RFAs this offseason

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:58:31 -0800

The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle, LB Derrick Johnson, LB Corey Mays, C Rudy Niswanger, OT Ryan O'Callaghan and S Jarrad Page could be restricted free agents this offseason if 2010 is an uncapped year.

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Chiefs | D. Johnson scores twice Week 17

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:41:09 -0800

The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson returned two interceptions for touchdowns Week 17.

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Chiefs | D. Johnson frustrated with demotion

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 23:31:43 -0700

Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said he spoke with head coach Todd Haley about being demoted, expressing his frustration about losing his starting job without reasons. Johnson said his conversation with Haley was private, but he added that he remained discouraged by being a backup. Johnson said, "I should be out there playing. I should be out there starting. I should be out there helping this team win. Coach knows I want to play. He knows I disagree with not playing."

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