Derrick Johnson breaks huddle with Chiefs a final time, retires in KC



May 9, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) celebrates as he crosses the goal line in an apparent touchdown following a fumble late in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 6, 2018, during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Johnson retired on Wednesday. David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derrick Johnson came back to Kansas City for one final huddle break.

The linebacker signed a one-day contract and retired as a Chief on Wednesday afternoon at the team’s practice facility.

Rather than having a ceremonial final tackle — like Jamaal Charles’ final handoff from Patrick Mahomes a week ago — the Chiefs had Johnson break the huddle a final time.

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