Justin Houston

#50 LB / Kansas City Chiefs / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 258 lb Age: 26 College: Georgia Bye 9

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs' Justin Houston: Two-sack effort Sunday

    Houston picked up two sacks in Sunday's game against the Broncos. Houston had two of the team's five sacks on the day, hitting the quarterback four times total. While he will likely fall well short of his 22 sacks from last season, he should have another double-digit sack season again in 2015.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs LB Justin Houston picks up sack, three tackles

    Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston notched three tackles (all for loss, solo) and one sack Sunday against the Vikings. While he doesn't really impact the box score in many other categories, he finally paid off what he was drafted for again Sunday, and faces a Steelers offensive line in Week 7 that has allowed 16 sacks through six games this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs LB Justin Houston was defensive menace in Week 2

    Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston recorded six tackles (five solo), two sacks and one pass defensed in Thursday's game against the Broncos. Houston continues Thursday way he left off last season, collecting his second and third sack in the campaign. Assuming he remains healthy, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to challenge for 20-plus sacks again in 2015.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs LB Justin Houston starts season with one sack

    Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston finished Sunday's contest against the Texans with one sack and three tackles (all solo). Houston recorded a league-leading 22 sacks in 2014, and joined the party at the quarterback (five team sacks) in the Chiefs' first game of the season. He'll look to add to that total in Week 2 against the Broncos.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Chiefs LB Justin Houston agrees to six-year, $101M deal

    Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston agreed to a six-year, $101 million contract, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The deal includes $52.5 million in guaranteed money, which is the richest deal in NFL history for a linebacker and the richest deal in Chiefs' history. Houston was able to get a deal done with the Chiefs prior to Wednesday's 4 p.m. deadline for players under the franchise tag to negotiate a long-term contract this year. Houston was slated to make $13.1 million in 2015 playing under the franchise tag. Houston is now the second-highest paid defensive player in the NFL behind Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (six years, $114 million). Houston's contract is also slightly better than Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension ($51.8 million guaranteed) in September. The 26-year-old linebacker has made the Pro Bowl the last three seasons. He was a first-team All-Pro player in 2014, as he led the NFL with 22 sacks. Through four NFL seasons, Houston has totaled 198 tackles, 48 1/2 sacks, seven forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, one interception and 19 pass defenses.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Chiefs, LB Justin Houston remain at impasse

    Linebacker Justin Houston and the Chiefs remain far off on a long-term deal, with Wednesday's deadline for completing one rapidly approaching, per ProFootballTalk.com. Houston, who has been tagged as the Chiefs' franchise player, is seeking a big deal with a large guarantee. The teams are scheduled to renew contract talks on Tuesday. Houston led the NFL with 22 sacks last season, and has amassed 48 1/2 sacks in his four-year career.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs OLB Justin Houston doesn't show to minicamp

    As expected, Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston was a no-show to mandatory minicamp, according to the Kansas City Star. Houston is unhappy with the lack of a long-term contract with the organization. He's set to play under the franchise tag this season if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on a new deal.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Chiefs not making progress with Justin Houston's contract

    The Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston continue to try and work out a contract extension, but the two sides have not made significant progress, a source told The Kansas City Star. Houston was tagged with a franchise tag by the team earlier in the offseason, but Houston is seeking a multi-year contract extension. If he does not sign the franchise tender, Houston is not required to report to the team until shortly before the regular season begins and he can still receive his full salary.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs OLB Justin Houston a no-show to OTAs

    Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston did not show up to Tuesday's organized team activity practice, according to the Kansas City Star. Houston is reportedly seeking a long-term deal and would prefer not to sign the franchise tender the Chiefs are offering. The Chiefs placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on Houston earlier this offseason. The Chiefs have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal with the star outside linebacker. If they don't, teams could offer Houston deals with the Chiefs having the right to match. And if the Chiefs chose not to match, they would receive two first-round picks from the team signing Houston away. Houston totaled 22 sacks a year ago. Teammate Tamba Hali said that Houston has been working out and would like to practice with the Chiefs if it was possible. "Every two or three weeks, we talk," Hali said. "He's working, he's working his tail off. Like any player, he wants to be here. But we know our league is a business, and we've got to allow that process to work itself out. He wants to be here. He's missing it."

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Chiefs confident they'll reach deal with Justin Houston

    Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt told the Kansas City Star he's confident the team will sign standout outside linebacker Justin Houston to a long-term deal. The Chiefs put a $13.1 million nonexclusive franchise tag on Houston, which he has yet to sign. "He knows, and his agent knows, how much we want him back," Hunt said. "We just all have to be patient, and eventually, we're going to get him signed to a long-term deal." Houston has 48.5 sacks in his four-year career. "I've been very consistent in saying that we not only value Justin as a football player, that we not only value Justin as a person and leader, and we want him to be a Chief for life," Hunt said.

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