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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson needs to prove himself

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:09:34 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson signed a three-year, $21 million deal in the offseason with a $5.25 million signing bonus. If age catches up to him, he might not make the $2 million skill guarantee he has awaiting him in 2017. He could be a one-and-done casualty after this season.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson re-signs

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:33:05 -0800

Free-agent LB Derrick Johnson (Chiefs) re-signed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 9, according to a source.

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Chiefs | KC interested in Jerrell Freeman

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:03:20 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs are interested in free-agent LB Jerrell Freeman (Colts), perhaps as a replacement for LB Derrick Johnson if the team cannot afford to bring him back.

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Chiefs | Working to re-sign Derrick Johnson

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:57:37 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said the team is trying to re-sign impending free-agent LB Derrick Johnson. "We are going to move this thing forward," Dorsey said. "Anytime you become the all-time leading tackler for the Chiefs... we're not going to let good football players go in this thing."

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Chiefs | Defense could look different in 2016

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:30:18 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agents FS Eric Berry, CB Sean Smith and LBs Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson are included in Kansas City's free agents this offseason.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson unlikely to be tagged

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:52:46 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Derrick Johnson is likely to fetch around $6 million per season, similar to the deal Cleveland Browns LB Karlos Dansby is playing for. The franchise tag for linebackers is expected to be around $14 million and that is not likely to be a realistic option.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson wants to return

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:35:47 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Derrick Johnson made it clear Monday, Jan. 18, that he would like to stay in Kansas City. "I haven't really thought about it much, but you know, I'm a Chief - I'm a Chief at heart," Johnson said. "The offseason is here now, but we'll figure all that out. But I'm a Chief."

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson says he's 100%

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:51:08 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') said he's 100% after missing last season with a torn Achilles'. Johnson had a couple of standout plays in practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, including a one-handed interception. "I am definitely at 100 percent," Johnson said, "and that's a good feeling. The mental game is not where it needs to be yet, but it will be - that comes with reps."

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson ready to play

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:10:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) said he's looking forward to training camp after missing all but one game last year with a torn Achilles' tendon. Johnson had missed practices during organized team activities with knee inflammation, but should be full go once training camp starts.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson back at practice

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:23:36 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, June 11, after missing the last five practices with knee inflammation.

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Chiefs | Two defenders miss workout

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:15:27 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) and DT Dontari Poe (back) missed organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. Johnson sat with knee inflammation while Poe sat with back pain.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson ready for workouts

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:57:42 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') will be able to participate in offseason workouts, according to head coach Andy Reid.

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Chiefs | Derrick Johnson likely to stay

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:37:24 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.

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Chiefs | Two players expected back for offseason

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:09:09 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are expected back for the beginning of organized team activities in May, according to head coach Andy Reid.

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Buccaneers | Eight players try out

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:03:27 -0800

Eight players tried out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, including C Jared Wheeler, K Travis Coons, WR Derrick Johnson, DB Shelton Johnson, and OL Adrian Battles, Stetson Burnett, Brett Van Sloten, and Brett Jones.

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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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