Derrick Johnson #56 ILB
Healthy
Height / Weight
6'3" / 242 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
November 22, 1982 (35)
Experience
14th Season
Drafted
2005 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 15 (KC)
College
Texas
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Even with Kansas City's pivotal division victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, not all news was positive at Arrowhead Stadium. Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson ruptured his Achilles tendon in the second quarter of the game, having to be helped off the field. Head coach Andy Reid called the injury a "sad deal" as it appears Johnson will be out for an extensive period of time, perhaps beyond this season and into next. With this being his second Achilles tear in three years, it could very well be time to wonder if Johnson will call it quits at 34 years of age. As for the Chiefs defense, losing a player of his magnitude certainly hurts, but the unit should remain strong through the final three weeks of the season.

over a year ago | RotoBaller