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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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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson has earned himself a Chiefs contract extension

Derrick 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 next season.How much is Johnson worth? This chart, courtesy of Pro Football Focus, might help:The two linebackers ahead of...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson hasn't missed a beat since his triumphant Chiefs return

Any 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. He showed that on Sunday by leaping high off the ground to grab a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Derrick Johnson on precipice of Chiefs tackles record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first tackle that Derrick Johnson made in the NFL didn't even count. It was Sept. 11, 2005, and the Chiefs were playing the New York Jets. Chad Pennington had taken the snap and handed off to Curtis Martin, who was bottled up by Johnson and fellow Chiefs linebacker Kawika Mitchell. But thanks to a holding penalty, that play never went in the record books....
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Derrick Johnson on precipice of Chiefs tackles record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first tackle that Derrick Johnson made in the NFL didn't even count. It was Sept. 11, 2005, and the Chiefs were playing the New York Jets. Chad Pennington had taken the snap and handed off to Curtis Martin, who was bottled up by Johnson and fellow Chiefs linebacker Kawika Mitchell. But thanks to a holding penalty, that play never went in the record books....
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson on precipice of franchise tackles record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The first tackle that Derrick Johnson made in the NFL didn't even count. It was Sept. 11, 2005, and the Chiefs were playing the New York Jets. Chad Pennington had taken the snap and handed off to Curtis Martin, who was bottled up by Johnson and fellow Chiefs linebacker Kawika Mitchell. But thanks to a holding penalty, that play never went in the record books...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas City Chiefs take ‘Mario Kart’ very seriously

Video games are a very serious thing. Whether it is a battle between siblings or an all-out brawl between a team, people take their video games very seriously. The Kansas City Chiefs take their video games to the next level. USA TODAY’s For the Win shared a video of Chiefs Justin Houston, Eric Berry, Husain Abdullah, and Derrick Johnson going head-to-head during free time at practice...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson finally to return to Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last time Derrick Johnson set foot in Arrowhead Stadium, he crumpled to the turf without anybody around him. As he stared up at the sky, his foot numb, the Chiefs' star linebacker had a sinking suspicion what was wrong. "I didn't know for sure until later," he said. Later, Johnson was diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season before he even...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson finally to return to Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last time Derrick Johnson set foot in Arrowhead Stadium, he crumpled to the turf without anybody around him. As he stared up at the sky, his foot numb, the Chiefs' star linebacker had a sinking suspicion what was wrong. "I didn't know for sure until later," he said. Later, Johnson was diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season before he even...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Derrick Johnson finally returns to Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The last time Derrick Johnson set foot in Arrowhead Stadium, he crumpled to the turf without anybody around him. As he stared up at the sky, his foot numb, the Chiefs' star linebacker had a sinking suspicion what was wrong. ''I didn't know for sure until later,'' he said. Later, Johnson was diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season before he...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs position preview: Linebackers

(arrowheadpride.com) The Kansas City Chiefs first preseason game is this coming Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals. Players are competing and being evaluated daily, fighting for a spot to be on the team’s final 53-man roster. The Chiefs’ linebackers are some of the most talented in the entire league and entering the 2015 season many familiar places will be returning on...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles Working On Pass Protection Against LB Derrick Johnson

The Kansas City Chiefs actually managed to go through an entire season last year without throwing a single touchdown pass to a wide receiver. Was that by design? Were their wide receivers not that good? Was the protection insufficient? Who knows, but the team went out and bought a pretty good wide receiver in Jeremy Macklin so you know they are going to get him the ball.To make sure...
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August 05, 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

Chiefs veterans return to St. Joe for training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito made it through all of training camp last season, through the long practices and insufferable heat on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Neither made it through his first game of the season. Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, went down before halftime of the season opener with a torn Achilles tendon, leaving...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs veterans return to St. Joe for training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito made it through all of training camp last season, through the long practices and insufferable heat on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Neither made it through his first game of the season. Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, went down before halftime of the season opener with a torn Achilles tendon, leaving...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, both coming back from season-ending injuries, were among the veterans reporting to training camp Friday. This is generally a loathsome period for veterans, with insufferable practices in heat often topping triple digits. But Johnson and DeVito wore broad grins on their faces as they ambled up...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson: Demotion in 2009 was worse than Achilles injury

Derrick Johnson was devastated when his Achilles ruptured in his first game of 2014.But the all-star inside 'backer would take that injury -- and the grueling rehab -- over what he had to go through back in 2009.That's when then-coach Todd Haley benched Johnson, a future three-time Pro Bowler. It still angers the 11-year veteran to this day."I'd had some good games here and there...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Derrick Johnson ready to get back to training camp

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has been a full participant in the team's offseason program and after a nine month recovery from Achilles surgery, he should be fully healthy going into training camp. The team is looking for Johnson and Mike DeVito to improve what was one of the most porus run defenses in the NFL last season. "I can't wait until training camp,...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Spotlight: Derrick Johnson

Over the years, the Kansas City Chiefs have had many great players on the defensive side of the football. Players like Donnie Edwards, Willie Lanier, Bobby Bell, Derrick Thomas and Jim Lynch have all dominated that side of the football for decades. But where does current Chiefs linebacker, Derrick Johnson, rank among the greats? Is he one of the best linebackers in franchise history...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a week fit for a Kansas City legend

Derrick Johnson is living a charmed life in the eyes of every Kansas City sports fan. Firstly, he plays middle linebacker for the beloved Chiefs. That alone is worthy of a spot amongst The Fountain City's elite. And since that the 11-year veteran joined that exclusive club, he gets to rub elbows with other elite K.C. sports figures like Royals legend George Brett. Just two superstars...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a week fit for a Kansas City legend

Derrick Johnson is living a charmed life in the eyes of every Kansas City sports fan. Firstly, he plays middle linebacker for the beloved Chiefs. That alone is worthy of a spot amongst The Fountain City's elite. And since that the 11-year veteran joined that exclusive club, he gets to rub elbows with other elite K.C. sports figures like Royals legend George Brett. Just two superstars...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a week fit for a Kansas City legend

Derrick Johnson is living a charmed life in the eyes of every Kansas City sports fan. Firstly, he plays middle linebacker for the beloved Chiefs. That alone is worthy of a spot amongst The Fountain City's elite. And since that the 11-year veteran joined that exclusive club, he gets to rub elbows with other elite K.C. sports figures like Royals legend George Brett. Just two superstars...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a week fit for a Kansas City legend

Derrick Johnson is living a charmed life in the eyes of every Kansas City sports fan. Firstly, he plays middle linebacker for the beloved Chiefs. That alone is worthy of a spot amongst The Fountain City's elite. And since that the 11-year veteran joined that exclusive club, he gets to rub elbows with other elite K.C. sports figures like Royals legend George Brett. Just two superstars...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a week fit for a Kansas City legend

Derrick Johnson is living a charmed life in the eyes of every Kansas City sports fan. Firstly, he plays middle linebacker for the beloved Chiefs. That alone is worthy of a spot amongst The Fountain City's elite. And since that the 11-year veteran joined that exclusive club, he gets to rub elbows with other elite K.C. sports figures like Royals legend George Brett. Just two superstars...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has a week fit for a Kansas City legend

Derrick Johnson is living a charmed life in the eyes of every Kansas City sports fan. Firstly, he plays middle linebacker for the beloved Chiefs. That alone is worthy of a spot amongst The Fountain City's elite. And since that the 11-year veteran joined that exclusive club, he gets to rub elbows with other elite K.C. sports figures like Royals legend George Brett. Just two superstars...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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