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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Dominant showing Monday

    Houston logged one interception and three tackles with 2.5 sacks during Monday's 27-13 victory versus the Saints. All of Houston's tackles came via sack as he repeatedly affected New Orleans signal-caller Andy Dalton, and he also hauled in the fifth interception of his career off a pass tipped by defensive end Brent Urban. The Ravens have unexpectedly relied on the 33-year-old linebacker, who only managed 4.5 sacks in 16 games last season, to play a prominent role in the team's banged-up pass-rushing corps. As a result, Houston has recorded 8.5 sacks on just 168 defensive snaps over six games played in 2022, and, so long as he can remain healthy, the veteran should finish with his most impactful season since his career-best 22-sack campaign in 2014. However, it's likely that Houston's production could slow down if Tyus Bowser and David Ojabo, who are coming off significant Achilles injuries, both manage to play against Carolina on Nov. 20.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Limited in practice Wednesday

    Houston (groin) was listed as a limited participant on the Ravens' injury report Wednesday. Houston has not practiced or played since picking up a groin injury during Baltimore's Week 3 win over New England. However, the 33-year-old seems to be nearing a return after working his way back into practice Wednesday. Houston tallied six tackles and two sacks over three starts to begin the season, and his return would be a major boost for the Ravens' severely under-manned outside linebacker corps. The veteran will have two more practices to increase his activity before Sunday's game against Cleveland.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Eyeing Week 6 return

    Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Houston (groin) may be able to return for Sunday's game at the Giants, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Houston has missed Baltimore's last two games with a groin injury, though it seems he might not need to miss any more game action. Until he's ready to play again, Odafe Oweh, Jason Pierre-Paul and A.J. Klein are the Ravens' only healthy edge rushers on the active roster.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Ruled out for Week 5

    Houston (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Bengals. Houston will miss a second straight game after picking up the groin injury during the team's Week 3 win over the Patriots. The Ravens' outside linebacker corps remains banged up, leaving Odafe Oweh, Jason Pierre-Paul and A.J. Klein as the only healthy options heading into Week 5.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Ruled out

    Houston (groin) will not play Sunday against the Bills. Houston was considered doubtful heading into the weekend, so his inability to suit up doesn't come as a surprise. Brandon Copeland will likely continue to see extra opportunity Sunday against the Bills.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Doubtful for Week 4

    Houston (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus Buffalo. Houston left with a groin injury during the first half of Baltimore's victory at New England in Week 3, and it now appears he'll probably have to sit out at least one week before he's able to play again. His absence Sunday would leave Odafe Oweh and Jason Pierre-Paul as the Ravens' only two natural edge rushers available to try to thwart an electric Bills passing attack.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Won't return Sunday

    Houston (groin) is ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Houston exited with a groin injury sustained in the first half against New England, and this issue will be significant enough to keep him sidelined. Baltimore's outside linebacker corps was already significantly undermanned, so the veteran's potential absence would be a significant blow moving forward. Houston recorded two sacks during Weeks 1 and 2, and his next chance to play will come Oct. 2 against the dangerous Bills offense.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Forced out Sunday

    Houston (groin) is questionable to return against the Patriots on Sunday. Houston exited after sustaining a groin injury during the first half against New England, leaving the Ravens' already depleted outside linebacker corps even more shorthanded. With Tyus Bowser (Achilles) and David Ojabo (Achilles) both still out, expect recent acquisitions Jason Pierre-Paul and Brandon Copeland to see increased usage Sunday.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Re-signing with Baltimore

    Houston agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Ravens on Thursday. Houston presumably will stick with Baltimore for at least one more year once he officially re-signs this agreed-upon contract. The 33-year-old pass rusher recorded 34 tackles and 4.5 sacks over 15 starts during his first season with Baltimore in 2021. Houston no longer is the annual Pro Bowl-caliber defender that he was during the prime of his career, but he again will provide a valuable veteran presence alongside young linebackers Tyus Bowser (Achilles), Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo (Achilles).
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Houston (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports. Houston is third on the team in sacks, so his potential absence would be a significant blow to an already depleted defense. If Houston isn't able to clear protocols ahead of Week 16, then Odafe Oweh and Jaylon Ferguson would be the most likely candidates to see increased snaps.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Returns with first sack

    Houston totaled two solo tackles and one sack during Sunday's 23-7 win over the Broncos. Houston was sidelined for Week 3 after landing in COVID-19 protocols, but he returned in Week 4 and registered his first sack as a Raven. The 32-year-old linebacker totaled 19 sacks across 32 games during his previous two seasons with the Colts.
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  • Ravens' Justin Houston: Hits COVID list

    The Ravens placed Houston (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. When Jaylon Ferguson tested positive for the virus Friday morning, the search was on for his close contacts, and it appears Houston, Brandon Williams (undisclosed) and Justin Madubuike (undisclosed) will be affected. It's unclear if any of them also had positive tests, but all three are unlikely to be available Sunday at Detroit.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Active against Bengals

    Houston (hip) is active Week 6 against Cincinnati. The health of the Indianapolis defensive line was a big question mark heading into Sunday's matchup, but both Houston and fellow defensive end Denico Autry (ankle/knee) will end up on the active roster.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Gearing up Sunday

    Houston (calf) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings. Houston battled this injury ahead of Week 1's loss to the Jaguars, and he posted two tackles and a sack in that matchup. This could be a lingering issue this season, but it doesn't seem like it will affect the veteran defensive end at this time.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Gets sack in season opener

    Houston had two tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. Houston didn't practice Friday and was limited Thursday due to a calf injury, but he was in top form Sunday.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Ready to rock Sunday

    Houston (calf) will play in Sunday's game versus the Jaguars. Houston didn't practice Friday and was limited Thursday, but the Colts announced that he was sidelined partially for rest purposes, so there's no reason to think he'll have a limited workload Sunday. The veteran defensive end recorded 11 sacks last season, and he has a prime matchup against the Jaguars' suspect offensive line to start the year.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Extends sacks streak

    Houston recorded a sack in Sunday's 33-13 win over the Jaguars. Houston now has a sack in six straight games, and he has eight total this year. The 30-year-old defensive end is on track for his first double-digit season in the category since 2014, but he's still a sack-dependant IDP asset, as he averages just 2.8 tackles per contest.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Suiting up Sunday

    Houston (calf) will play in Sunday's matchup against Pittsburgh. Houston came into the clash with a questionable tag after he was a non-participant in Friday's practice but, as evidenced by this news, has shaken off the issue. Now that he's officially active, expect the veteran to assume his starting role at defensive end for Week 9.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Ready to go Week 7

    Houston (calf) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Texans. The veteran pass rusher was trending in the right direction as the week came to a close, and this confirms he'll be ready to help contain Deshaun Watson and company in Sunday's AFC South showdown. Houston has 15 tackles (10 solo), two sacks and a fumble recovery through his first five games in an Indianapolis uniform.
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  • Colts' Justin Houston: Questionable in Week 7

    Houston (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. The veteran defensive end was added to Thursday's injury report as a non-participant with the calf issue and also sat out Friday's practice. Al-Quadin Muhammad and Ben Banogu would see increased reps at defensive end should Houston be unable to play.
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