Houston (knee) will return to practice on Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Houston's eventual return appears to be on the horizon as he resumed practicing, while he remains on the PUP list at this point. He'll play a key role for the Chiefs' defense opposite Tamba Hali at outside linebacker.
The earliest that Houston can come off the PUP is Monday, and he will then have a three-week window before he has to officially be made active. Houston, who was eyeing a return to the field in November, looks to be on time in his recovery, and his return should have a big impact on the Chiefs' defense at the midway point of the season.
Houston (knee) is planned to return to the field in November, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Houston's February ACL surgery coincided with a 6-to-12 month recovery timetable, causing him to land on the Chiefs' PUP list to begin this season. That designation will require Houston to miss at least the first six weeks of this season, but his absence could extend into November, according to Schefter. Should that prove true, Houston wouldn't be back until Week 9 at the earliest, potentially leaving a Chiefs defense that managed just one sack Sunday against the Chargers without its top pass rusher for the first half of this season.
Houston was always a long shot to be ready early in the season, as his February surgery came with a recovery timeline of 6-12 months. The
After the discovery that one of his ACLs wasn't behaving properly, Houston underwent knee surgery in February and was handed a recovery timeline of 6-to-12 months. The Chiefs are confident that the pass rusher will put on the pads at some point during the 2016 season, but landing on the PUP list sheds little light on whether that's a distinct possibility.
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