titans claim cb derrick johnson 49ers

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by talldrinko, Sep 3, 2006.

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  1. talldrinko

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    I believe Woolfolk may be gone unless he goes to practice squad either
    way he has to be feeling heat since he would be last man on cb depth chart.
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  2. GLinks

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    I think Gardner would go well before Andre.
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  3. Gunny

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    Gardner is gone. Johnson replaces him.
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  4. Tennessee

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    Andre has had a good to very good pre-season IMO... I think others will go before him.
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  5. joe6pack

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    Here's a profile which sounds pretty good!

    Derrick Johnson #23
    Acquired: D-6 2005
    Height: 5-10
    Weight: 188
    College: Washington




    CAREER: Young, promising talent who picked up new defensive scheme without a hitch and made immediate contributions to 49ers defense and special teams during his rookie season…Played in 14 games and made five starts after being called into action as a reserve when 49ers starting secondary was depleted with injuries…Finished first NFL season with 36 tackles on defense, a 12-yard sack, seven passes defensed and three special teams stops…Assertive ball hawk who scored first career touchdown on sole fumble recovery of the season, a 78-yarder vs. Arizona in Mexico City…Was one of two defensive touchdowns of the day that accounted for the 49ers 14 points scored vs. Cardinals…One of six draft picks to earn starting nods in 2005…Picked off three passes in the preseason and returned one for an 87-yard touchdown vs. Oakland…Came to 49ers as one of the top college cornerbacks in the nation during final year in Washington…Aggressive hitter with good change of direction ability.

    ACQUIRED: Originally a sixth round (205th pick overall) draft choice by San Francisco in 2005.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    2005:
    • Played in 14 games and was called into starting action for five games due to injuries in the secondary of CB Ahmed Plummer (ankle), Shawntae Spencer (quad), Mike Rumph (arm) and Tony Parrish (leg). Saw action at left and right cornerback and in nickel defense.
    • Finished season with 36 defensive tackles, one sack for 12 yards, seven passes defensed and a CAREER-LONG 78-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. Arizona (10-2).
    • Contributor on special teams with three tackles.
    • Made four tackles on defense in first NFL game vs. St. Louis (9-11).
    • Made FIRST CAREER START, replacing Ahmed Plummer (ankle) at left cornerback at Arizona in Mexico City (10-2). Scored 49ers second defensive touchdown of the day in the first quarter after scooping up DE Travis Hall’s forced fumble and racing 78 yards into the end zone for CAREER-LONG touchdown to give 49ers a14-0 lead. Marked fifth-longest fumble return for touchdown in team history. Left game in second half with groin injury. Was second member of rookie class to start after TE Billy Bajema got starting nod in two-tight end set at Philadelphia (9-18).
    • Inactive vs. Indianapolis (10-9) due to groin injury suffered at Arizona.
    • Registered FIRST CAREER SACK, dropping Chris Simms for 12-yard loss in 15-10 win vs. Tampa Bay (10-30). Added three tackles on defense, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle.
    • Started at nickel back vs. Seattle (11-20) and recorded six solo tackles and a broken up pass.
    • Started in nickel defense vs. Arizona (12-4) as one of nine draft picks to play in game and one of four to start. Accumulated five tackles and one special teams stop.
    • Had best game of season starting in place of Shawntae Spencer (quad strain) at right cornerback at Jacksonville (12-18). Made CAREER-HIGH eight tackles on defense and CAREER-HIGH four passes defensed as one of six rookies in the starting lineup.
    • Started at St. Louis (12-24) and made one tackle before leaving game with shoulder stinger.
    • Inactive vs. Houston (1-1-06) with shoulder injury.

    COLLEGE:
    • Solid cover corner and explosive return man on special teams.
    • Played in 47 career games at Washington with 36 starts.
    • Three-time letterwinner.
    • Team captain senior season. Played in 10 games and finished with 51 tackles and four passes defensed. Also named honorable mention All-Pacific-10 selection.
    • Named second-team All-Pac-10 and set Huskies record junior season in 2003 by recording an interception in four consecutive games. Nabbed 10 interceptions over the last 15 games. Ranked 14th nationally and third in the Pac-10, averaging .5 interceptions per game. Longest return after a pick was for 36 yards against Stanford for a touchdown.
    • Started all 13 games at cornerback sophomore campaign in 2002. Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors after picking off five passes and breaking up another 10. Returned one interception for a 42-yard touchdown. Earned first of two consecutive Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors for efforts against the Beavers. The following week, intercepted two passes against Oregon to cue the Huskies’ 42-14 romp and earned second Pac-10 weekly honor.
    • Redshirted entire 2001 season after injuring foot.
    • Second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. Earned Rivals.com first-team Freshman All-America honors as a kick returner. First-team All-Pac-10 selection at kick returner by the Tacoma News-Tribune. Most prolific true-freshman kick returner in Husky football annals.
    • Majored in law, society and justice.

    PERSONAL:
    • Born Derrick Johnson (2-9-82) in Riverside, CA.
    • Standout tailback at Notre Dame (Riverside, CA) High School.
    • Amassed 1,990 yards rushing, 39 touchdowns and 586 yards receiving in 1999.
    • Named DeAnza League Most Valuable Player.
    • All-CIF, all-county and small schools all-state selection as a senior.
    • Member of the Tacoma News-Tribune’s “Western 100”.
    • Also competed for Notre Dame’s track program.
    • Mother’s name is Janet Steen.
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  6. Sukrillux

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    I'm trying to figure out why Thompson is still in the starting lineup... I know that he has speed, but it seems that everytime he "tackles" someone. It consists of pushing them out of bounds yards before they reach the endzone. Can Andre play safety? I'd switch them in a Nashville second! Andre isn't the best, but he has better technique than Thompson.
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  7. RyansTitans

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    Lamont dosent suck he has to help Reynaldo all the time thats why. Chris Hope is out there he wont give up big plays like Lamont does sometimes.
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    If he had to help Reynaldo ALL the time, Reynaldo wouldn't be starting. :sad2:
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    I don't buy that RT, sure you could argue for the first play at Green Bay, but I am far from convinced that his problems are all because of Reynaldo... Lamont was Lamont before Hill was a starter...
    I truly hope Thompson does well this year, but I just don't know...

    does anyone know if Dexter Reid is still available or any other Safety help?
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  10. Hoffa

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    Face it,
    LT is a liability,
    AND
    Hill has been a step too slow this preseason.

    They both have left something to be desired...
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