Houston finished the 2015 regular season with 7.5 sacks, 25 tackles and two interceptions,. While Houston was unable to reach double-digits in sacks for the first time in the past four seasons, much of that can be attributed to a knee injury that kept him out of five contests. Finishing just the first year of a six-year, $101 million contract, Houston will once again serve among the Chiefs' linebacking corps in 2016, and should be a candidate to reach double-digit sacks once again.
Houston (knee) is listed as active Saturday at New England, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Absent from the final five games of the regular season due to a hyperextended right knee, Houston was a shell of himself in the wild-card round, notching three tackles (two solo) against the Texans. His activity level during the week doesn't improve his stock much -- limited showings Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a DNP on Friday -- but the pass rusher will be out there opposite Tamba Hali (knee/thumb).
Houston (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots. Houston missed the final five regular season games due to a hyperextended knee, and although he returned to make three tackles (two solo) in last weekend's playoff win over the Texans, Houston's status remains on the fence for Saturday's upcoming kickoff. The Chiefs' star pass-rusher would likely don a knee brace once again if he plays Saturday, but with teammate Tamba Hali (thumb) also questionable, Kansas City's outside linebacking tandem is certainly banged-up.
Houston (knee) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game in Houston, BJ Kissell of the Chiefs' official site reports. Houston used the final five games of the season to rehab a hyperextended right knee, but full practices dominated his week, implying that he's nearing 100 percent. No matter, James Palmer of NFL Network suggested on Saturday morning that Houston could be limited in the playoff opener, which would reduce his potential pass-rushing opportunities.
Houston (knee) will play in Saturday's game against the Texans, but could be limited, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Houston has been a full participant in practice for the last week, so any concerns of limitations shouldn't be too severe. Even if he isn't quite 100 percent, he should still be a strong tool against a Texans offensive line that ranks in the middle of the pack in sacks allowed.