Justin Houston RUMORS & NEWS

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    KC's Justin Houston signed a 6-year, $101M deal that includes $52.5M GTD, richest Chiefs' deal in history, richest LB deal in NFL history.

  • Justin Houston gets six-year, $101 million deal from Chiefs

    ESPN "The Kansas City Chiefs have signed linebacker Justin Houston to a six-year, $101 million deal, including $52.5 million guaranteed, sources said Wednesday. The deal is the richest in Chiefs history and the richest linebacker contract in NFL history. Houston, 26, led the NFL in sacks last..." July 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Of all franchise tag situations, Justin Houston & #Chiefs have the most optimism. Nothing is certain, but they have made a big commitment

  • Chiefs, Justin Houston not at impasse or consensus, yet

    Pro Football Talk "With less than a day remaining for working out a long-term deal between teams and franchise-tagged players, the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston are working toward a possible deal. Right now, a source with knowledge of the process pegs the chances of a deal at 50-50, not because it’s a..." July 14

  • Chiefs, Justin Houston talks remain up in the air

    Pro Football Talk "For months, there has been no real progress between the Chiefs and franchise-tagged linebacker Justin Houston on a long-term deal. It that’s going to change, it’s going to change soon. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing is currently happening between the Chiefs and Houston...." July 13

  • Justin Houston: I really think Chiefs have best pass rushing duo in NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston haven’t had any luck finding common ground on a long-term contract since Houston got the franchise tag early in the offseason, leaving both sides with a lot of work to do if they are going to strike an agreement before the July 15 deadline. As a result,..." July 13

  • Justin Houston not expected at Kansas City Chiefs mandatory minicamp

    Arrowhead Pride "Don't expect to see Justin Houston when the Kansas City Chiefs open mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported that Houston, who has not signed his franchise tag, is not expected to attend the Chiefs three-day mandatory minicamp this week. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid..." June 15

  • Chiefs, Justin Houston talking but not making significant progress

    Pro Football Talk "All players restricted by the franchise tag have until July 15 to sign long-term contracts with their current teams. After that, they can accept only one-year deals to stay put. As to the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston, who racked up 22.0 sacks in his contract year, there’s still a chance..." June 04

  • Chiefs owner: We’re going to get Justin Houston signed

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston would love to leave Kansas City in free agency, but the franchise tag makes that a long shot. Which might be why Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is confident that in the end, Houston will stay where he is. “He knows, and his agent knows, how much we want him..." March 27

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey: Justin Houston's extension will be a long process

    The Score "Justin Houston's imminent contract extension is the Kansas City Chiefs' main priority this spring, but it may still be a long and arduous process. Houston led the NFL with 22 sacks last season, and became the anchor of the Chiefs' defense, capturing Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors along..." March 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Game of tag is underway: Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston, per team source.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    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.

  • Chiefs' Houston sacking his way toward big payday

    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

  • “Huge” gap exists between Chiefs, Justin Houston

    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

  • Justin Houston expected to report for start of Chiefs camp, even without new contract

    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

  • Still upset with Chiefs, Justin Houston is currently expected to report

    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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #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.

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Amid all the contract extensions going on, don't forget about Justin Houston. The Chiefs certainly haven't. Talks got rolling at combine

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    Reid Ferrin @KCChiefs_Reid

    #Chiefs injury updates: Dwayne Bowe (mild foot sprain) & Justin Houston (knee sprain & bone bruise) are improving as their rehab continues

  • 640d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    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.

  • Chiefs LB Justin Houston expected to play vs. Colts

    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

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    Adam Teicher @adamteicher

    Justin Houston is inactive today for Chiefs

  • Branden Albert, Justin Houston ruled out for Chiefs vs. Redskins

    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

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Reid says Branden Albert, Anthony Fasano and Justin Houston will not practice. #Chiefs

  • 679d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Chiefs' Justin Houston will miss about 2-3 weeks, as @RapSheet tweeted. Some ligament and muscle issues. No surgery needed.

  • 681d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Chiefs LB Justin Houston dislocated his elbow and is unlikely to play Sunday vs Denver, per team and league sources.

  • Tamba Hali has slight ankle sprain, Justin Houston dislocated elbow

    CBS Sports "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

  • Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham win players of month

    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