Chiefs re-sign LB Derrick Johnson

Friday March 11th, 2016

The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed linebacker Derrick Johnson, the team announced Thursday. 

The terms of Johnson’s contract have not yet been released. 

“Keeping Derrick in Kansas City was something we wanted to get done,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “He has consistently performed at a high level and has had a lot of success in our system. Derrick has a unique skillset, keeps his body in shape and prepares well each week. We are happy to see him continue his career with us as a member of the Chiefs.”

Johnson has been a mainstay of the Chiefs defense, playing in 154 games (141 starts) since 2005. He holds the franchise record with 1,101 career tackles, and has also racked up 26.5 sacks and 13 interceptions. 

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Last season, Johnson started all 16 games, making 95 tackles and forcing two fumbles. He was elected to his fourth Pro Bowl in 2015. 

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