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CHIEFS RE-SIGN LB DERRICK JOHNSON, G/T IKECHUKU NDUKWE

Posted Mar 25, 2010

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that LB Derrick Johnson and G/T Ikechuku Ndukwe (pronounced E-K-choo-koo IN-duke-way) have signed their restricted free agent tenders.

Johnson (6-3, 242) has played in 74 games (61 starts) with Kansas City (2005-09), recording 424 tackles (334 solo) and 13.0 sacks (-90.0 yards). He also owns six INTs for 200 yards with two TDs, 31 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 21 QB pressures. Johnson entered the NFL as a first-round selection (15th overall) of the Chiefs in the 2005 NFL Draft.

The University of Texas product played in 50 games (40 starts) for the Longhorns, earning the Butkus Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as a senior in 2004. Johnson was a Parade All-America selection as a senior at Waco High School in Waco, Texas.

Ndukwe (6-4, 325) has played in 33 regular season contests (18 starts) during his NFL career with Washington (2005), Baltimore (2006-07), Miami (2007-08) and Kansas City (2009). He saw duty in 12 contests (three starts) with Kansas City in 2009 after being acquired in a trade from Miami. The Morgantown, West Virginia native entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New Orleans in 2005. Ndukwe was a four-year letterman at Northwestern and prepped at Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio.

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