Howard signed a two-year deal with the Chiefs worth $12 million, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports. Howard, 28, had played in all 32 games for the Chiefs over the past two seasons and logged 24 starts, 62 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Look for him to remain a constant presence on the Kansas City defensive line.
Howard collected 57 tackles (21 solo), 5.5 sacks one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in the 2015 regular season. Howard really took to his role this season outperforming his other three campaigns combined. Still in his rookie contract, Howard will now enter the offseason an unrestricted free agent, and could receive several offers from teams looking for a man of his size (6-foot-3, 301 pounds) to clog up the middle.
The Chiefs listed the following players as probable for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh: Allen Bailey, Jamaal Charles, Anthony Fasano, Zach Fulton, Phillip Gaines, Jaye Howard, Josh Mauga, Joe Mays, Chris Owens and Sean Smith. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (illness) and linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) are the only players listed as questionable. The Chiefs did not list any players as doubtful or out. The Chiefs are 3-point underdogs.
Among the seven players inactive for the Chiefs in Week 16 against the Colts, only three are out as a result of injuries. Tackle Branden Albert (knee) is joined on the sidelines by linebackers Justin Houston (elbow) and Nico Johnson (ankle). Additionally, offensive linemen Rishaw Johnson and Eric Kush, quarterback Tyler Bray, and defensive lineman Jaye Howard are all out of uniform Sunday.
In addiition to linebacker Justin Houston, who is out again with a dislocated elbow, the Chiefs' list of inactives for Week 14 at Washington includes offensive lineman Branden Albert (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), quarterback Tyler Bray, offensive lineman Eric Kush, offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson and defensive lineman Jaye Howard. Bray, Kush, Johnson and Howard are all healthy scratches.
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