KC Chiefs News: Derrick Johnson and the Busy Off Season


KC Chiefs news this morning is all about the various off season activities going on with the Chiefs. Derrick Johnson is also in the news after having to sit out nearly all of the 2014 season due to an achilles injury. Will he bounce back this year?

The KC Chiefs have had a busy off season thus far and it’s all to reach one goal in 2015 – Winning the Super Bowl. The Chiefs haven’t won the Super Bowl since 1969 when the Super Bowl was in its fourth year of existence. A lot of you reading this article probably weren’t born then (I know I wasn’t) and it’s such an odd concept to imagine the Kansas City Chiefs ever actually making it to the big game.

This off season has given fans a lot of hope for 2015 though. John Dorsey went out and signed Jeremy Maclin and also added Ben Grubbs, two guys who will fill immediate needs on the offensive side of the ball.

As for the defensive side of the ball, the KC Chiefs drafted Marcus Peters in the first round and Tamba Hali restructured his contract in order to remain a Chief in 2015. The only negative thing going on with the Chiefs’ defense right now is that Justin Houston has not gotten a new contract yet. That needs to happen as soon as possible.

Back to the brighter side of things, however, Derrick Johnson will return in 2015 after sustaining an Achilles injury in the season opener last year. Johnson and Mike DeVito both were out for the season due to that particular injury. Johnson should be good to go this season, but will he be that stud we all once remembered him as? Only time well tell.

Check out what’s happening around Fansided.com.

Kansas City Chiefs: Big Off Season For The Chiefs [KC Kingdom]

"The Kansas City Chiefs have had an eventful off season, adding big veteran names like Jeremy Maclin and Ben Grubbs. The acquisitions have given fans hope that this year’s Chiefs can finally make it to that next level of winning a postseason game – something the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t done since 1994 when Joe Montana was the quarterback in Kansas City."

Kansas City Chiefs: Da’Rick Rogers Cut [KC Kingdom]

"Rogers, who was signed by the Chiefs after a promising 2013 rookie season in Indianapolis followed by a season out of the league with off-field issues, was thought to have been someone who would play a role in the Kansas City offense this year."

Can Derrick Johnson return to form in 2015? [Arrowhead Addict]

"The road will not be easy for the 11 year veteran. Injuries to the Achilles can be career changing, and some athletes never fully recover from the tear, depending on the severity. However, Johnson seems to be defining the odds as he has seemingly made a full recovery and it ready to get back to football."

Chiefs minicamp: What we learned in three days [Arrowhead Addict]

"The left side seems to be settled with Eric Fisher holding down the tackle spot with Ben Grubbs entrenched at guard. After that, all three positions are completely up for grabs. Center might be the most exciting battle of all with rookie Mitch Morse and third-year man Eric Kush getting after it. Morse seems to be the favorite in many eyes, but Kush presumably knows the offense."

Now take a look at what else is trending around the web.

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson is ready to hit someone [Arrowhead Pride]

"Training camp is when things will get a little more real. The two sides can’t hit right now. For Alex Smith and the receivers, that’s not such a big deal as they can get some good work in. The defense can’t hit so there’s only so much they can get done at this time year."

Alex Smith says this is best spring he’s had with Chiefs [Fox Sports]

"And yes, you are forgiven for being a tad cynical about glad tidings, given Smith’s fiduciary ties to Mr. Dink and Mr. Dunk and the whole no-wide-receiver-touchdowns-in-an-entire-regular-season-for-the-first-time-in-modern-NFL-history thing. If the Andy Gang has earned your love, they have also earned at least a little constructive skepticism.Or, as they say in a certain state motto: Show me."

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