Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston’s holdout may not stretch deep into training camp after all.

Houston, who skipped the Chiefs’ offseason training activities, is expected to report for the start of training camp, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Star on Wednesday.

The source said Houston, 25, who will make $1.4 million this season on the final year of his four-year rookie contract, will likely report even if he isn’t given a contract extension before camp starts. Pro Football Talk first reported Wednesday that Houston was likely to attend the start of camp even if he wasn’t pleased about his contract status.

Houston’s disappointment about a lack of a new deal could still cause him to change his mind about reporting on time, according to the source, who added that the Chiefs have not made a formal offer, though there have been talks and an offer could still be extended during training camp.

Training camp begins for veterans on July 24 at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, and players who miss camp are subject to fines of $30,000 per day.

But Houston, who was fined approximately $70,000 for skipping the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp in late June, can stay on track to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014 season if he avoids a long camp holdout.