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Draft Scout Derrick Johnson News
11/20/17 - LB Derrick Johnson and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis split playing time down the middle against the Giants in the Will linebacker role.
Johnson played a season-low 35 snaps with Pierre-Louis playing 34 snaps. Head coach Andy Reid plans to continue rotating his inside linebackers to keep everyone fresh and playing more aggressively downhill.
09/09/17 - LB Derrick Johnson, playing his first full game following an Achilles tendon rupture last season, played all 81 defensive snaps against New England. He said he was very pleased with the performance in his first game back.
09/06/17 - LB Derrick Johnson enters the season with 1,191 combined tackles for his career including 945 solo tackles.
The 12-year veteran has never recorded fewer than 65 tackles in a full season as a starter, putting him within reach of the 1,000-tackle mark later this season. He's the all-time leading tackler in Chiefs' franchise history.
09/03/17 - LB Derrick Johnson says he's excited to see how he plays Thursday night in the preseason opener against New England.
He's returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon last December but feel he's back where he left off physically, but needs games and snaps to test his condition.
08/08/17 - LB Derrick Johnson continues receiving occasional rest as part of the Chiefs' plan to moderate his reps during training camp as he returns from a Achilles rupture sustained last December.