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Derrick Johnson: Released by Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was released by the Raiders on Tuesday, Matthew Kawahara of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Johnson was signed by the Raiders back in May and tallied 17 tackles in 6 games. The veteran will become a free agent and could potentially sign with another team depending on injuries across the league.

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Raiders' Derrick Johnson: Signing with Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has agreed to terms on a contract with the Raiders, Michael Silver of the NFL Network reports.

Johnson, 35, parted ways with the Chiefs this offseason after spending 13 years in Kansas City. Although he's getting up there in age, Johnson is a welcomed addition to a weak Raiders linebacking corps and should push for a starting job before long. However, it isn't certain that head coach Jon Gruden views the veteran as a three-down player, so IDP expectations should remain tempered for the time being.

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Derrick Johnson: Plans to play 'couple more years'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson, who will become an unrestricted free agent March 14, said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he would like to play "a couple more years."

Though the Chiefs have already announced that they will void the linebacker's contract for 2018, Johnson isn't ready to cease pursuit of his first Super Bowl championship. The veteran noted that while he prefers to keep serving in a starting role regardless of where he lands this offseason, his main focus is to win a championship. If that's the case, Johnson may have to settle for a decreased role if he joins a playoff-contending club, given that he saw his productivity decline in his final year with the Chiefs. Over 15 regular-season appearances in 2017, Johnson tallied 71 tackles, his lowest output in the category for any season in which he has played at least 13 games since 2009.

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Chiefs' Derrick Johnson: Will hit free agency in March
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs announced Tuesday that Johnson would become an unrestricted free agent when his contract expires at the start of the new league year March 14.

Johnson was owed $8 million in 2018, but based on the terms of the restructured deal the veteran linebacker agreed to last offseason, the Chiefs had the luxury of voiding his contract without any consequences. After registering only 71 tackles in 2017 -- his second-lowest total for any season in which he played at least 13 games -- Johnson, who has spent his entire 13-year career in Kansas City, may have to settle for a part-time role regardless of where he lands in free agency. The Chiefs, meanwhile, will have to find a new starter at inside linebacker alongside Reggie Ragland during the upcoming season.

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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
2015Kansas City Chiefs1611695.021422311.51808
2016Kansas City Chiefs139070.020115555.05513
2017Kansas City Chiefs157148.0230000.0007
2018Oakland Raiders61714.030000.0000
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
2015Kansas City Chiefs1600200000
2016Kansas City Chiefs1300000000
2017Kansas City Chiefs1500101310
2018Oakland Raiders600000000
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