Chiefs HC Andy Reid confirmed after Sunday’s game that ILB Derrick Johnson and DE Mike Devito both ruptured their Achilles’ tendon’s.
This will almost certainly end their season and leaves the Chiefs’ defense in bad shape moving forward.
Johnson had to be carted off the field after he went down with the injury. Kansas City is already without LB Joe Mays, so this is hardly the type of news they were hoping for.
An Achilles tear would almost certainly end Johnson’s season.
The Chiefs currently have James Michael-Johnson and Josh Mauga on their roster, but it would make sense to see them make a few calls next week.
Johnson, 31, is in the fifth year of his six-year, $36.475 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed. His base salary for the 2014 season is $3 million.
Last year, Johnson recorded 107 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.