LB Derrick Johnson participates in warm-ups, individual position drills

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs enter the homestretch of organized team activities and returned to the practice field Tuesday for the seventh of 10 allowed sessions.

June 9, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (56) during individual position drills with rookie LB D.J. Alexander (57) at the team's training complex. Credit: Teope

June 9, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (56) during individual position drills with rookie LB D.J. Alexander (57) at the team’s training complex. Credit: Teope

Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson was on the field to participate in the warm-up and individual position drill portions of practice before leaving the field. He also did the same thing on June 4.

Johnson’s departure Tuesday was part of the team’s plan, according to a Chiefs spokesman.

Johnson hasn’t practice since the Chiefs revealed on June 2 he was dealing with inflammation to his right knee. His last full practice occurred the first week of OTAs on May 26-28.

Defensive tackle Dontari Poe (back) and wide receiver Albert Wilson (hamstring) also did not participate in practice.

Poe, who was not on the field Tuesday, hasn’t practiced since June 2 when he suffered back spasms during individual position drills.

Wilson was on the field without his helmet and observed Tuesday’s practice from the sideline. The second-year wide receiver suffered the hamstring during team-related drills on June 3 and has missed two straight practices.

Running back Cyrus Gray, who is recovering from last season’s ACL injury, continues to participate in warm-ups and stretching, but has yet to practice through seven OTAs.

Rookie cornerback De’vante Bausby suffered a left shoulder injury during team-related drills and left the practice field with a trainer.

Rookie running back Keshawn Hill, who recently missed time with a hamstring injury, participated fully in Tuesday’s practice.

Outside linebacker Justin Houston, rookie cornerbacks Marcus Peters (NCAA quarter system) and Steven Nelson (NCAA quarter system), safety Eric Berry (illness), quarterback Tyler Bray (knee) and tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) remain absent from OTAs.

The Chiefs conclude voluntary OTAs on Friday, before holding a mandatory three-day minicamp June 16-18.

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Herbie Teope is the lead beat writer and reporter for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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