Johnson (Achilles) accepted a pay cut to stay with the Chiefs, ESPN's Field Yates reports. This move frees up approximately $4.25 million in 2017 cap space for a Chiefs team that doesn't have much wiggle room. The pay cut probably wasn't a tough decision for Johnson, who hopes to be ready for training camp despite rupturing his Achilles in Week 14. He suffered the same injury in Week 1 of 2014 and bounced back to play all 16 games in 2015, but he's now two years older and won't have as much time to recover before the start of the season. If healthy, the 34-year-old projects as one of Kansas City's starting inside linebackers -- as has been the case every season since he was drafted in the first round in 2005.
Johnson (Achilles) is hopeful he will be fully recovered and ready for training camp, KansasCity.com reports. Johnson is two months removed from rupturing his Achilles tendon for the second time in three years. The veteran is determined to go through his rehab, and return in full health for training camp. He recorded 90 tackles (70 solo), one interception, and a sack across 13 games in the 2016 regular season.
Johnson (Achilles) finished the 2016 regular season with 90 tackles (70 solo) one interception and one sack. Johnson ruptured his Achilles in Week 14 against the Raiders, ultimately shortening his season to just 13 games. The veteran inside linebacker was on pace to easily surpass 100 tackles for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, proving he still has plenty left in the tank in his 12th professional campaign. He should retake his place at the center of the Chiefs defense in the second of a three-year deal with the team in 2017.
Johnson (Achilles) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday. The Chiefs' all time leading tackler ruptured his Achilles in Week 14's win over the Raiders. This now marks the second time he has had his season end due to an Achilles injury in his career. Either D.J. Alexander or Terrance Smith will presumably replace the veteran at inside linebacker going forward.
Johnson was forced to leave Thursday's win over the Raiders after rupturing his Achilles, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports. Head coach Andy Reid confirmed Johnsons' injury following the game. The Chiefs' all time leader in tackles will presumably have his season ended for the second time due to an Achilles injury. Either D.J. Alexander or Terrance Smith figure to replace the veteran at inside linebacker going forward.