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56 Derrick Johnson ILB

Kansas City Chiefs

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11%4%
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GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
140000

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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson participates in Wednesday's OTA
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

For the first time since suffering a torn Achilles last season, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson was able to participate in team drills during Wednesday's OTA practice, reports the team's official website.

"It means a lot," he said. "Even though it's just OTAs, I'm a veteran, I've been to OTAs a lot, but at the same time, after being out a year, I need this time. This is going to help me get back to form and when the 2015 season comes around I'll be going."

Despite getting on the field for the first time since suffering the injury in the first game of last season, Johnson said he was more concerned with how he performed than the injury.

"A lot of people asked me, 'You ready to go today?' and I was more worried about dropping the ball when I jumped a route—that's what I was worried about."

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Chiefs have no plans to cut ties with ILB Derrick Johnson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs have just $2.8 million of cap space with the NFL draft less than one month away, and while the team needs to find a way to make more room beneath the camp, the Chiefs will not part ways with inside linebacker Derrick Johnson, the Kansas City Star reports.

"Derrick is obviously one of the greatest inside linebackers to ever play for the club and there are some pretty good ones, if you go back in time," team chairman Clark Hunt said. "In terms of the modern era of the Chiefs, it’s hard to think about the club without thinking about Derrick at inside linebacker. He’s a great leader, he’s a tremendous person, represents the club well on and off the field. We’re looking forward to having him back this year, hopefully good as new. You mentioned that his contract is up this year. There will be a point in time where we address that. But it just hasn’t been germane to this point."

Johnson missed last season due to a torn Achilles tendon and has a cap number of $5.2 million this season.

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Chiefs' Andy Reid has 'special place in my heart' for S Eric Berry
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters at the NFL combine that safety Eric Berry is still in the midst of his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Reid was diagnosed with the cancer in December, ending his season early.

“He’s a stud … special place in my heart for a guy like that,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star.

Reid also gave updates on linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito, saying both players are in great shape. Both suffered Achilles tendon tears in 2014.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article10618655.html#storylink=cpy
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Chiefs tweak roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs placed linebacker Derrick Johnson (Achilles) and defensive end Mike DeVito (Achilles) on injured reserve and waived defensive back Daniel Sorenson. Kansas City elevated linebacker Jerry Franklin from the practice squad.

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Chiefs lose two defensive starters for the season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive lineman Mike DeVito will miss the rest of the season after suffering Achilles injuries Sunday against the Titans. An MRI confirmed both players suffered torn Achillies.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2005Kansas City Chiefs169579.0162000.0005
2006Kansas City Chiefs137658.0184.5000.0003
2007Kansas City Chiefs169483.01142189.01206
2008Kansas City Chiefs148568.0171.5177.0706
2009Kansas City Chiefs153730.071317558.37025
2010Kansas City Chiefs1612195.026111515.015116
2011Kansas City Chiefs16131104.02722189.01709
2012Kansas City Chiefs16125110.0152000.0004
2013Kansas City Chiefs1510795.0124.524422.04106
2014Kansas City Chiefs144.000000.0000
TOTAL138875726.014922.51127725.270360
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2005Kansas City Chiefs1600201010
2006Kansas City Chiefs1300202020
2007Kansas City Chiefs1600300000
2008Kansas City Chiefs1400400000
2009Kansas City Chiefs1500100000
2010Kansas City Chiefs1600401010
2011Kansas City Chiefs1600101010
2012Kansas City Chiefs1600300000
2013Kansas City Chiefs15000021120
2014Kansas City Chiefs100000000
TOTAL1380020071170
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/242
Birthdate:
11/22/1982
Age:
32
Hometown:
Waco, TX, USA
School:
Texas
NFL Experience:
11
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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