Derrick Johnson’s fifth season in Kansas City didn’t go as well as his first four. But he’s still expected to return for a sixth.
Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that Johnson, a restricted free agent linebacker, is expected to sign his tender in the coming days.
Johnson’s tender is a one-year contract with a salary of $2.475 million, or 110 percent of his 2009 salary of $2.25 million.
Johnson was the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick in 2005, and he started all 16 games as a rookie and 58 games in his first four seasons. But in 2009 he started only three games and had career lows in tackles and sacks.