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Chiefs linebacker Johnson, defensive tackle DeVito out for season with Achilles injuries

  • Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson lies on the field after getting injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson lies on the field after getting injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Injured Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) is taken off the field in the first half of an NFL football game against Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Injured Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) is taken off the field in the first half of an NFL football game against Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs' season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

Johnson went down without getting touched near the end of the first half. Eight plays later, early in the second half, DeVito went down at nearly the same spot on the field.

The blows are significant to a Chiefs team that was already missing several key pieces to injuries and suspensions, and was routed 26-10 by the Titans at Arrowhead Stadium. Johnson had four tackles before getting carted off the field, moving him within 15 of 1,000 for his career. That would surpass Gary Spani for the franchise record.