PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 2 hours ago
Houston (knee) won't play Sunday against the Colts, as he remains on the Chiefs' PUP list, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Houston returned to practice last week following his February ACL surgery and still has two weeks to be activated from Kansas City's PUP list. With the Chiefs understandably playing it safe with their star pass rusher, Houston won't be available for this Sunday's game, leaving the team's Week 8 options at outside linebacker unchanged.
PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 3 days ago
Head coach Andy Reid doesn't expect Houston (knee) to play in Sunday's game against the Colts, Terez A. Paylor of the the Kansas City Star reports.
Houston returned to practice last week, but the Chiefs want to take things slow with their superstar pass-rusher. A return in Week 9 or 10 seems more likely than an appearance this upcoming Sunday.
PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 1 week ago
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.
PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 2 weeks ago
Houston (knee) has been cleared for football activities by the Chiefs, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
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.
PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 2 months ago
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.
PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 2 months ago
Houston (knee) was moved to the regular-season PUP list Tuesday, ruling him out for the first six weeks of the year, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Houston was always a long shot to be ready early in the season, as his February surgery came with a recovery timeline of 6-to-12 months. The Chiefs do still hope to have him available by mid-year, with Houston capable of making a huge impact even if he has to be eased back into action.
PUPJustin Houston LB KC (5) 3 months ago
The Chiefs placed Houston (knee) on the PUP list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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) 4 months ago
Houston (knee) won't be ready for the start of next month's training camp, ESPN.com reports.
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) 5 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.
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) 6 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.
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.