Derrick Johnson expected to sign tender

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 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.

12 responses to “Derrick Johnson expected to sign tender

  1. a winning team with good parts on defense needs to trade for this guy,i think he could do good things in a descent org.,but just like calvin johnson and poor lil barry sanders,great talent wsted of crap team

  2. “Hawk will be traded to Dallas for a new leather face for JERRIE”
    schooney- wtf does that even mean? why would the cowboys get the player AND the leather face? and would hawk even be the face Jerrah would want? he is kinda cro-magnonesque…

  3. Haley has had it in for DJ since he came to KC. That is because DJ tries to get by on talent and doesn’t work as hard as Haley would like. Same with Bowe. They will either become stars under the guy or be sent packing after next year.

  4. “That is because DJ tries to get by on talent and doesn’t work as hard as Haley would like. Same with Bowe.”
    Spot on. These guys were given too much too early in their careers by Herm Edwards and took it for granted. They thought they were superstars before really earning it. Loads of talent – Bowe more than DJ – but this offseason they’ll have to really focus to make an impact on this season. If they don’t, as DeHoff said, they’ll be sent packing after ’10.

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