Game of tag is underway: Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston, per team source.
Elsewhere on the tag front, expect it for Justin Houston. He and KC have never been close on a deal. Also he might not sign it right away.
Covers.com "Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston insists he does not think about the football future beyond Sunday's trip to Arizona to play the Cardinals. But he would be only human if he spent a few moments considering what his play in the 2014 season has done for his bargaining power..." December 04
Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Justin Houston was sufficiently upset with the lack of a new contract to skip the offseason program. But he showed up for training camp, realizing that the best way to get paid is to complete the final year of his rookie deal. The Chiefs rewarded Houston for honoring his current..." August 05
Kansas City Star "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..." July 17
Pro Football Talk "Of all the 2011 draft picks who entered the NFL as rookie wage-scale guinea pigs, none of the guys who lost the most have shown an inclination to hold out of training camp in order to get a new contract. So far, only one of the guys drafted that year has taken a stand — Chiefs linebacker Justin..." July 16
#Chiefs star OLB Justin Houston skipped OTAs today. I’m told he wants a new contract. He has a year left on his rookie deal at $1.4M.
Amid all the contract extensions going on, don't forget about Justin Houston. The Chiefs certainly haven't. Talks got rolling at combine
#Chiefs injury updates: Dwayne Bowe (mild foot sprain) & Justin Houston (knee sprain & bone bruise) are improving as their rehab continues
Chiefs LB Justin Houston dodged serious injury. PCL strain and bone bruise. No ACL. No surgery. Good news for a guy looking to get paid.
SB Nation "Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is expected to suit up against the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday's Wild Card matchup, according to the Kansas City Star. Houston is the most well-rounded player on Kansas City's defense along with safety Eric Berry. The 24-year-old out of..." January 02
Justin Houston is inactive today for Chiefs
Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs will be without two key starters when they play the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. Starting left tackle Branden Albert and starting outside linebacker Justin Houston have both been ruled out for the KC Chiefs game against the Redskins. Albert hyper-extended..." December 06
Reid says Branden Albert, Anthony Fasano and Justin Houston will not practice. #Chiefs
Chiefs' Justin Houston will miss about 2-3 weeks, as @RapSheet tweeted. Some ligament and muscle issues. No surgery needed.
Chiefs LB Justin Houston dislocated his elbow and is unlikely to play Sunday vs Denver, per team and league sources.
CBSSports.com "The Chiefs defense had a rough day Sunday, allowing a season-high 41 points to the Chargers and losing two of their best defenders, linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, in the process. The duo, who have combined for 20 sacks this season, both were injured in the first half of Kansas..." November 25
NFL.com "The NFL has announced its players of the month and one honoree comes as no surprise. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the AFC's player of September after torching opponents with 16 touchdowns. Manning hasn't thrown a pick in four games and he hasn't appeared mortal either. We..." October 03