Derrick Johnson 56 | Linebacker

Kansas City Chiefs

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Wed. Sep 10, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Johnson (achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Once Johnson's Achilles tear was confirmed, it was only a matter of time before he was moved to injured reserve. He and Joe Mays were expected to start at inside linebacker coming into the season, but both went down with injuries and now the Chiefs are left with Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson. The team added Jerry Franklin from the practice squad to add depth in the linebacking corps.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Johnson is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Sunday's regular season opener, potentially ruling him out for the year, reports. Impact: Johnson being sidelined for the remainder of this season would represent a massive blow to the Chiefs' defense. Not only is Johnson a three-time Pro-Bowler with four consecutive 100-plus tackle seasons, but Kansas City is also without fellow inside linebacker Joe Mays (wrist). Given that unfortunate scenario, James-Michael Johnson figures to be forced into extended playing time moving forward, with a free agent signing also a possibility for the Chiefs in the coming weeks.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Johnson suffered an Achilles injury during Sunday's regular season opener against the Titans and will not return, ESPN reports. Impact: Johnson posted four tackles (all solo) prior to exiting Sunday's game. Although the extent of his injury has yet to be determined, the three-time Pro-Bowler being sidelined represents a significant concern for the Chiefs. With him out, James-Michael Johnson should see increased snaps with Kansas City's first-team defense at inside linebacker.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Johnson is confirmed to have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Sunday's regular season opener against the Titans. Impact: Johnson is now expected to miss the remainder of this season. With three career Pro Bowl appearances and 484 total tackles over the past four seasons, Johnson is among the league's best linebackers and his absence represents a huge blow to the Chiefs' defense. Furthermore, with Joe Mays (elbow) out, Kansas City's starting inside linebackers currently project to be Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson, a pair of unproven players that could cause the Chiefs to explore free agency for alternatives.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 7, 2014
News: Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs' season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday's loss to Tennessee. Impact: Johnson went down without getting touched near the end of the first half. Eight plays later, early in the second half, DeVito went down at nearly the same spot on the field.(STATS, 1:50pm)
Derrick Johnson
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 242  Age: 31
Born: 11/22/1982, Waco, Texas
College: Texas
NFL Experience: 10th season
Drafted: 2005 - Rd 1
(15th overall by the Chiefs)
Salary: $3,300,000
Injury Status
Injured Reserve (ruptured right Achilles)
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