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Derrick Johnson on Peyton Manning: 'Well, he is almost 40 yards old, so he's not the guy he used to be'

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson didn't mince words after his defense went about the task of dismantling Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning until he got the hook in the third quarter of Sunday's game. "Well, he is almost 40 yards old, so he's not the guy he used to be," Johnson said, via the Denver Post. "He struggled a little bit, had a hard time finding receivers,...
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Derrick Johnson has earned himself a Chiefs contract extension

Derrick Johnson just keeps chugging alone in the heat of K.C.'s defense. It's time to pay the man. Jamie Squire Getty ImagesDerrick Johnson is three weeks from his 33rd birthday, but he's showing no signs of slowing down.The Chiefs should just pony up and pay the man to finish his career in red and gold. Johnson should never touch the free agent market when his contract ends before...
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Derrick Johnson hasn't missed a beat since his triumphant Chiefs return

Father Time hasn't come tolling for a certain Chiefs star linebacker just yet. Denny Medley USA TODAY SportsAny team fielding an aging linebacker with a torn Achilles' tendon ought to feel some concern.Unless that team is the Kansas City Chiefs and that linebacker is a living legend like Derrick Johnson, of course.The 32-year-old star hasn't visibly slowed since a lost 2014 campaign...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson With The One Handed Interception During Practice

Derrick Johnson has been at it for a long time in the NFL. The long time veteran has been a staple of the Kansas City Chiefs defense since he was drafted out of Texas back in 2005 when he became the first Chiefs linebacker in 20 years to start every game. He had only missed a handful of games over the course of his career before being lost for the season in Week One last year thanks...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson’s road to recovery seems convincing

Derrick Johnson has been a staple at the core of the Kansas City Chiefs defense for a decade, and following a season ending achilles tear that ended the ten-year veteran’s 2014 campaign, D.J. has been training at his personally owned training facility, Total Athlete, in Austin, Texas. AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 safeties on the board Power Rankings: Rating...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on tackles record

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The question lobbed from the back of the media scrum was something of a throwaway, one last query for Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson as he headed from the practice field to the locker room. It wound up stopping him in his tracks. "You're 32. Have you given any thought to how much time you want to keep doing this?" "First of all," Johnson replied glibly, "I'm...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bowls may not lead to playoff success

The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines Sunday night even though the team’s season ended weeks ago. The Chiefs had the most players of any team at the NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu and Chiefs linebacker, Derrick Johnson, finished the night by taking home an award as the game’s Defensive MVP. Johnson was just one of the Chiefs’ 10 Pro Bowlers in last night’s game. Ten Pro Bowlers...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derrick Johnson levels teammate Jamaal Charles

The NFL has been the most popular sport for the last 30 years.  It also happens to be one of the most violent sports, and sometimes players accidentally wind up hurting a teammate just from being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  But it’s incredibly rare for an All-Pro linebacker to clash into an All-Pro running back when the two star players are on the same team.  That...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs look to win with no “Luck”

Derrick Johnson looks to contain Andrew Luck and the Colts this week on way to their twelfth victory of the season. ( The Kansas City Chiefs play their final home game of the season on Sunday when they take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have already clinched the AFC South this season, but the Chiefs look to keep the possibility of winning the West...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson on Mack Brown: 'He's always been a father figure in my life'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Derrick Johnson isn't going to kick his old college coach while he's down. Or on his way out. "You know, it's a hard deal for anybody to step down from a job that's probably the best job in college football," the Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker said Wednesday when asked about soon-to-be-ex-Texas coach Mack Brown. "He's done a lot at Texas." Brown announced his...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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