[KC Chiefs.com] Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Sunday that the club has agreed to terms of a five-year contract with first-round draft pick (15th overall) LB Derrick Johnson.
The Chiefs have now reached contract agreements with all nine of their 2005 draft selections. As per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement were made available.
Peterson announced the signing today from the Chiefs training camp in River Falls, Wisconsin.
“We’ve agreed in principal to a five year contract with no voidables,” Peterson said. “We just finished the negotiations about 20 minutes ago by cell phone. It was a very professional negotiation – it may be a surprise to some of you – no tempers flared. We’re pleased to have Derrick signed – now everyone is in – and that’s great.”
Johnson will arrive in River Falls on Monday morning, according to Peterson. “This would not have been done without (Assistant General Manager) Denny Thum who spent countless hours on the phone. I just off the phone with Derrick and he’s pleased and excited about getting to camp. He’ll fly in first thing in morning and we’ll have another announcement then.”