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Position
LB
 
Jersey
56
Name  Derrick Johnson
Born  11/22/1982
Height  6-3
Weight  242
College  Texas
11/8/2010 3:02:00 PM
Description: Adam Caplan of Fox Sports reports that the Chiefs have signed LB Derrick Johnson to a five-year, $34 million extension with $15 million guaranteed.
Insight: While experiencing Todd Haley's doghouse on more than one occasion last year, Johnson has quickly proven his worth thus far into the 2010-2011 campaign. Averaging 8.1 tackles per game, it's apparent defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's scheme fits him quite well. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/8/2010 1:28:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs and LB Derrick Johnson have agreed to a five year, $34 million contract extension that includes $15 million guaranteed. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: After being in the doghouse with the coaching staff in 2009, Johnson has been able to turn things around and become an every-down linebacker under new DC Romeo Crennel. He was playing on the last year of his rookie deal.
 
9/7/2010 10:21:00 AM
Description: Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has won one of the starting inside linebacker spots, beating out LB Demorrio Williams. SOURCE: KANSAS CITY STAR
Insight: Johnson could be looked at as an IDP sleeper in tackle-heavy leagues. 2009 was a disappointment, but he averaged 88 tackles in four years prior.
 
8/16/2010 9:08:00 PM
Description: The Lions reportedly had internal discussions about Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson earlier in the summer, and could revisit the trade idea now that Jordon Dizon (knee) is out for the season.
Insight: A fresh start could be just what the doctor ordered for Johnson. He isn't going to get it in Kansas City. (RapidDraft.com)
 
8/3/2010 11:05:00 PM
Description: The Chiefs view ILB Derrick Johnson as a situational player, according to the Kansas City Star
Insight: If this turns out to be true, than that designation will certainly hurt his IDP value. Keep tabs on him throughout August. (RapidDraft.com)
 
6/14/2010 8:35:00 PM
Description: Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson is working with the first-team defense at OTAs
Insight: Johnson has a lot of talent and should be considered an IDP fantasy sleeper. (sportsBuff.com)
 

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