clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Raiders cut Derrick Johnson

New, comments

The former Chiefs linebacker started only one game for the Raiders this season

Seattle Seahawks v Oakland Raiders Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson has been cut by the Oakland Raiders.

Johnson, 35, is still the all-time leading tackler for the Chiefs franchise. His production fell off during the 2017 season, and he was released in February after 13 seasons with the team. The Raiders signed him in May.

Johnson started the season opener for the Raiders, but he has not started since then. He recorded only 14 solo tackles for the team — three of them in the 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London on Sunday.

Johnson was selected by the Chiefs in the first round (15th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft.