Chiefs will let Derrick Johnson become free agent

The Kansas City Chiefs will not re-sign inside linebacker Derrick Johnson when the new league year begins.

What It Means:

Johnson's contract will void at the beginning of the new year, which means he'll become a free agent at the age of 35. He has played all 13 of his seasons in Kansas City and started 15-of-16 games in 2017. He'll be looking for a part-time role elsewhere this offseason.

In 15 games, Johnson produced 48 tackles, 7 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble this season.