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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (ankle) is questionable for week 11 per Herman Edwards.

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The Chiefs have confirmed the Thursday night fear: LB Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured left Achilles' tendon in the win over the Raiders. That at least costs him the rest of the season and might prematurely end the veteran's career. The 34-year-old came back from a ruptured right Achilles' tendon last season, but he had suffered that injury in Week 1 of the prior year. That's about 3 months lead time on the recovery/rehab process vs. this season. Kansas City replaced Johnson with S/LB Nick Sorensen against Oakland, and the Raiders promptly attacked his area on the ground. We'll see what the Chiefs do going forward. Options include D.J. Alexander as well as Josh Mauga and Justin March, who are currently on IR but could be designated to return.

Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson left in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game after suffering a left leg injury. Johnson went down without contact after trying to drive off the leg. He immediately pulled his helmet off and sat on the field, shaking his head. Trainers helped Johnson off the field, with his left shoe off and no weight being put on the injured leg. We'll see about the official diagnosis, but this one looks serious.

Update: Johnson is out for the game with a left Achilles' injury.

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring) is active for today's game at Carolina. Start him as you normally would in your IDP league, though the situation adds some re-injury risk.

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson is questionable for Sunday's game at Carolina with a hamstring injury that limited his practice time all week. He appeared on the Week 9 injury report with the same issue, but Johnson put in a full practice last Friday after 2 limited days. We'll watch his status Sunday morning. The situation adds some risk, but a healthy Johnson ranks among the league's best fantasy LBs.

ESPN reports that Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson will re-sign with the team on a 3-year, $21 million deal, with $9 million guaranteed. Johnson returned from 2015's torn Achilles' tendon to play all 16 games and deliver a strong fantasy season. He'll head into 2016 as an LB1 candidate for IDP drafts.

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