Houston (calf) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Houston was limited in practice Friday and sitting out early in the week. The Chiefs are likely just being cautious with their star outside linebacker, who looks ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers.
Houston sat out practice Wednesday with a calf injury. After posting 1.5 sacks in a win over the Texans in Week 5, Houston was a surprisingly inclusion on the Chiefs' first injury report of the week. The Chiefs will wait and see if he can get back on the field Thursday or Friday before officially determining his status for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Houston recorded three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks Sunday against the Texans. Houston was held without a sack for the first time in the season in Week 4 but he got back to his normal self against the Texans. His numbers haven't been explosive this year, with just 22 tackles (18 solo) through five games, but the fact that he's added 5.5 sacks, three pass breakups and a touchdown off a fumble recovery has helped spring him into fantasy relevance.
Houston collected three tackles (all solo) during Monday's game against the Redskins. Houston remains a dominant pass-rusher for the Chiefs, despite not contributing with a sack. He did find pay dirt on Washington's last play of the night, however, picking up an errant lateral and taking it to the house with no time on the clock. He should have a good opportunity to get back on the board in the sacks column next week against a Houston offensive line tied for the most allowed in the league.
Houston collected six tackles, including 1.5 for loss, a sack and two passes defensed during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Chargers. Houston has gotten to the quarterback at least once in each of the team's first three contests, and he appeared uninhibited by the illness that plagued him during the week. After a couple of disappointing campaigns due to injury, the 28-year-old outside linebacker appears to be back to his old self.
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