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Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Bragging About Inking Chiefs All-Time Leader in Tackles Derrick Johnson

In a conference call with Raiders season-ticket members, Jon Gruden was asked about the need to improve the middle of the defense. That’s when Gruden talked about his love of stealing players from the Chiefs, and brought up at least one player whom Kansas City fans still lament getting away, Pete Grathoff of the Kansas […]

Chiefs Announce They Won’t Bring Back LB Derrick Johnson

The Chiefs announced on Tuesday that linebacker Derrick Johnson will become a free agent when his contract with the club expires at the start of the new league year on March 14. The announcement ends Johnson’s 13-year run with the Chiefs. Johnson is the franchise’s all-time leading tackler, compiling 1,262 career stops (993 solo) in […]

Report: Chiefs to Dump Linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson

The Chiefs are expected move on from linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. Johnson and Hali, the Chiefs’ first-round draft picks in 2005 and 2006, are franchise icons and among Kansas City’s most popular players. But the team appears to have found Johnson’s eventual replacement last year in Reggie Ragland, […]

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson Feels He’ll Be Fully Recovered From Injury by Training Camp

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said he was confident he would be ready for full participation when Kansas City begins training camp this summer, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. Johnson’s season ended in December when he tore his Achilles tendon in a game against the Oakland Raiders. “If I’m not 100 percent, there will be some […]

Charles Didn’t Expect Such A Big Hit In Pro Bowl From Teammate

Jamaal Charles did not anticipate such a hard hit from a teammate, especially in the Pro Bowl, ESPN reports. But Charles said he was not mad at Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, who delivered a crushing high tackle to his Kansas City teammate during Sunday’s game in Honolulu. “I didn’t expect it, but he’s out there […]

Derrick Johnson the AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has been named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week, the team announced on Tuesday. Johnson had 13 tackles, one quarterback sack and an interception in last night’s 23-20 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers. On the season, the 2005 first-round pick out of Texas has 57 tackles, one quarterback […]

Chiefs Look to Get on Track in Baltimore in Preseason Game Two

Neither the Ravens nor the Chiefs generated much offense in their first games of the preseason. The two 2010 postseason participants will both be striving for improvement when they get together at M&T Bank Stadium Friday in a rematch of last January’s AFC Wild Card Playoff. Both teams were losers in their first go-around of […]

Chiefs to Have a Decision Concerning LB Derrick Johnson

The National Football Post talks about a tidbit concerning the future of Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson and moving him this offseason: There was a buzz during the season that the Kansas City Chiefs would move to trade former first-round draft pick Derrick Johnson but that never happened as he rode the pine all season instead. […]

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