Reggie McKenzie is the general manager for the Oakland Raiders, who’s son Kahlil McKenzie was drafted to the rival Kansas City Chiefs in the recent NFL draft. Payback or not, there surely is some amount of satisfaction after visiting with Derrick Johnson, longtime member of the Chiefs family. Today the Raiders agreed to terms with Johnson on a one-year deal.
Last year, the Chiefs let go of Jamaal Charles and had to live with him going to play for the Denver Broncos, another AFC West rival. A few years back in the pro bowl, Johnson laid a vicious hit on his then teammate Charles, which made Chiefs fans cringe. All of Kansas City will now have to watch Johnson in black and silver, gunning for the red and gold, twice a season.
The Raiders signed Navarro Bowman last season after he was released from the San Franciso 49ers. He started 10 games for Oakland, but they obviously did not mind going in a different direction this offseason. With second year linebacker Marquel Lee and Azeem Victor, their sixth round draft-pick, it looks like the veteran presence of Johnson was what they needed.