Houston notched a sack and two tackles (both solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Titans. He finished the 2017 regular season with 59 tackles (46 solo) and 9.5 sacks.
Although Houston's numbers have dipped over the last couple of seasons due to injury, he returned to form in 2017, nearing double-digit sacks over 15 games. Still just 28 and under contract for the next three seasons, the seventh-year pro will almost certainly resume his role with the team next season. If he manages to stay healthy again, it wouldn't be surprising if Houston reaches or tops 10 sacks for the first time since 2014.
Houston missed some practice time this week due to illness but was never thought to be in significant danger of missing Sunday's game. He'll be expected to see his usual role along the defensive front.
Houston tended to an illness for the second day in a row Thursday, missing practice yet again. On a positive note, head coach Andy Reid told Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star that Houston should "be able to go" this weekend. With a 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday, Houston's status will be known with plenty of time to search for another pass-rush option in the event he doesn't suit up.
Houston did not practice Thursday due to an illness, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
There doesn't appear to be much concern surrounding the bug Houston is fighting, as the team is likely taking a cautious approach with their star linebacker. Should Houston be able to return to the practice field Friday, he'll likely be good to go for Sunday's contest with the Dolphins.
Houston had five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.
The sack brings his season total to 9.5 and was a bounce-back performance from Week 13 when Houston failed to record a single tackle. A matchup against Philip Rivers and the surging Chargers awaits Saturday.
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||56||46.0||10||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||66||53.0||13||10||1||32||32.0||32||0||6|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||11||44||40.0||4||11||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||69||60.0||9||22||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||30||25.0||5||7.5||2||16||8.0||17||1||6|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||5||21||20.0||1||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||59||46.0||13||9.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||1||4||1||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||11||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||11||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||0||0||1||13||1||1|