Panthers cornerback Chris Houston has decided to call it a career and announced his retirement on Tuesday. Houston signed a one-year deal with the team last month. He missed the entire 2014 season while battling a toe injury and last played for the Lions in 2013. Houston played 99 career games, recording 13 interceptions and 324 tackles.
Former Lions cornerback Chris Houston inked a one-year deal with the Panthers on Monday, per the team, with the hope that his injured toe can hold up after missing all of the 2014 campaign. Houston last played in 2013 with the Lions, and he has 13 career interceptions. But Detroit released him one year into a five-year, $25 million deal due to the surgery on his toe. The Panthers released Jocquel Skinner to make room for Houston.
Cornerback Chris Houston was cut by the Lions on Friday. According to the team, a mutual decision was made to let Houston go so he could rehab "a significant medical procedure" on his own. Houston had surgery on his toe back in May and many within the organization questioned whether or not he'd be ready to play at a high level again soon. Houston had 210 total tackles, 45 passes defensed, 10 interceptions and two touchdowns in four years with the Lions. The defensive back had signed a five-year extension last spring.
Lions cornerback Chris Houston recently underwent toe surgery and was absent for the start of OTAs, reports the Detroit News. The toe injury caused him to miss four games last season.
Lions cornerback Chris Houston had arguably his worst season in 2013, and coaches aren't sure he'll regain the form that made him Detroit's top cover man from 2010-12, reports the Detroit Free Press. Houston continues to deal with a toe injury that caused him to miss four games last year. "I'm not certain," Caldwell said when asked if Houston would bounce back strong. "You're never 100% certain about anything. I can't be certain if I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning. Tomorrow's not promised to me, so I'm not certain. We'll see. He's a young man, and typically, they heal pretty quickly, unlike old guys like me. We anticipate that he'll come along, but we'll have to just wait and see."