Thursday, March 25, 2010
Chiefs tender and QB news
By Bill Williamson
The Chiefs just announced that linebacker Derrick Johnson signed his restricted free-agency tender. He was given a first-round tender.
Jonson will now surely be in Kansas City this year. Johnson is an important player for Kansas City, but he has to make sure he stays out of the doghouse of coach Todd Haley. That’s where Johnson started last season.
However, he finished the season strong. Johnson is not a classic fit for the 3-4 defense, but he can still help Kansas City. He’s a playmaker as he showed in the season finale when he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in an upset win at Denver.
Offensive lineman Ikechuku Ndukwe also signed his restricted free-agent tender. Fullback Mike Cox signed his tender this week.
Arrowhead Addict is reporting that Kansas City offensive coordinator Charlie Weis met with Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour. These types of meetings are common this time of year. But it does show Kansas City has an interest in young quarterbacks. LeFevour is expected to be a mid-round pick.