PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
4 weeks ago

The Chiefs placed Houston (knee) on the PUP list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) won't be ready for the start of next month's training camp, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs still do not have a concrete timetable outlined for Houston, who underwent ACL surgery in February, though GM John Dorsey maintains that the linebacker will play for the team at some point this coming season. With that in mind, Dorsey noted of Houston, "I don't know how much he's going to do in camp. But, listen, he's where he needs to be right now and he's a hard worker. He's bound and determined to get back. We'll just see how it works out. There is no timetable. It's just when he's right, he's right and we'll roll." Houston, who racked up 22 sacks in 2014, is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he recorded 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 11 games.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
3 months ago

Houston (knee) will reportedly be at Chiefs' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, although he isn't likely to practice, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston is still recovering from ACL surgery that took place back in February. He was given a recovery timetable of 6-12 months but the has assured that he'll play in the 2016 season. While it is highly unlikely he'll take part in any drills this week, his presence at minicamp is a step in the right direction.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
4 months ago

Houston (knee) will play in the 2016-17 season according to GM John Dorsey, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston went through ACL surgery back in February and was given a recovery timetable ranging from 6-12 months. The linebacker did not tear his ACL, but instead it was revealed that his ACL was not function properly. The 27-year-old missed the final five games of the regular season and saw limited action during the playoffs. Dorsey did not confirm a timetable for Houston's return or if he would be ready in time for the regular-season opener, but more information will arise as the Chiefs begin training camp this summer.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
5 months ago

Houston (knee) was given a recovery timetable of six-to-12 months after having ACL surgery in February, The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the ligament wasn't torn, a scope on Houston's knee revealed that his ACL was not functioning properly. This could actually be trickier than a clean tear, as evidenced by the wide range given for his recovery period. Initially diagnosed with a PCL injury in late November, the 27-year-old Houston missed the final five games of the regular season and was very limited in Kansas City's two playoff contests. He's now highly uncertain to be ready for Week 1, which could allow 2014 first-round selection Dee Ford to operate in a full-time/three-down role.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
7 months ago

Houston finished the 2015 regular season with 7.5 sacks, 25 tackles and two interceptions,.

EDGE Analysis

While Houston was unable to reach double-digits in sacks for the first time in the past four seasons, much of that can be attributed to a knee injury that kept him out of five contests. Finishing just the first year of a six-year, $101 million contract, Houston will once again serve among the Chiefs' linebacking corps in 2016, and should be a candidate to reach double-digit sacks once again.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
7 months ago

Houston (knee) is listed as active Saturday at New England, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Absent from the final five games of the regular season due to a hyperextended right knee, Houston was a shell of himself in the wild-card round, notching three tackles (two solo) against the Texans. His activity level during the week doesn't improve his stock much -- limited showings Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a DNP on Friday -- but the pass rusher will be out there opposite Tamba Hali (knee/thumb).

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
7 months ago

Houston (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Houston missed the final five regular season games due to a hyperextended knee, and although he returned to make three tackles (two solo) in last weekend's playoff win over the Texans, Houston's status remains on the fence for Saturday's upcoming kickoff. The Chiefs' star pass-rusher would likely don a knee brace once again if he plays Saturday, but with teammate Tamba Hali (thumb) also questionable, Kansas City's outside linebacking tandem is certainly banged-up.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
8 months ago

Houston (knee) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game in Houston, BJ Kissell of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston used the final five games of the season to rehab a hyperextended right knee, but full practices dominated his week, implying that he's nearing 100 percent. No matter, James Palmer of NFL Network suggested on Saturday morning that Houston could be limited in the playoff opener, which would reduce his potential pass-rushing opportunities.

PUPJustin Houston
LB KC (5)
8 months ago

Houston (knee) will play in Saturday's game against the Texans, but could be limited, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston has been a full participant in practice for the last week, so any concerns of limitations shouldn't be too severe. Even if he isn't quite 100 percent, he should still be a strong tool against a Texans offensive line that ranks in the middle of the pack in sacks allowed.