Johnson finished Sunday's game against the Broncos with seven tackles (six solo), one sack, and two tackles for loss. Johnson hasn't racked up the tackle totals he did prior to last season, but he did put out one of his better efforts of the season Sunday. He'll look to continue that effort next week against the Chargers.
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson compiled eight tackles (six solo) and one sack Sunday against the Texans. Johnson's 2014 season ended prematurely due to an Achilles' tear, but he's started the 2015 campaign out strong. The 32-year-old linebacker doesn't typically pile up sacks, but he has collected nearly 100 tackles in each of his past four full seasons.
After tearing his Achilles in Week 1 of the 2014 season, veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson is ready to get back on the field, even if it means dealing with the drudgery of training camp, per the Chiefs' website. Johnson did participate in minicamp and OTAs, but he said it's not quite the same, from a competition perspective or the opportunity to test his fitness. "You can't back off, you have to be ready when you come here for training camp," Johnson said. "I will be smart and listen to my body at times when I am tired, but coach [Andy] Reid runs a hard camp. If you take it easy during the summertime and save too much of your body, you'll be a little bit behind."
Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson warmed up with the team on Thursday during organized team activities but did not practice, per kansascity.com. Johnson missed 15 games last year because of a torn Achilles, but is sitting out because of knee inflammation on the same leg.
The Chiefs have announced that nose tackle Dontari Poe left practice Monday with a back issue. But at least Poe got some reps - the team also confirmed that linebacker Derrick Johnson was sidelined completely with inflammation on on his knee.