The longest-tenured active Kansas City Chiefs player, linebacker Derrick Johnson, was happy to be back as the team hosted its first full-team practice of training camp on Saturday afternoon.
"It feels great," he told media members after practice. "Every year, there are new expectations and new beginnings. The goal is always set to win it all. There's some optimism as we start camp and a lot of work to be done. We're just eager to get things started at this point."
Johnson has been with the Chiefs his entire career, to this point 11 seasons.
When the Chiefs won their first playoff game in more than two decades against the Houston Texans in last year's Wild Card round, it was the first career playoff win for Johnson, who said the team's work is far from over.
"My goal is to win a championship and I'll keep that goal as long as I can," he explained. "You've got to have that same fire and passion, as do the guys around me."
Johnson, a leader in the locker room and the franchise's all-time leading tackler, thinks very highly of the 2016 version of the Chiefs.
"We believe we're a team that can win a Super Bowl. We believe we have a team that can do it this year, but you still have to do all the right things, show up and put it together."
The Chiefs resume practice Sunday morning.
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