Justin Houston LB KC 2 months ago

Houtson will receive the Chiefs' franchise tag for the 2015 season, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

Houston will earn nearly $14 million for the 2015 campaign. The outside linebacker/defensive end recorded a league-leading 22 sacks in 2014, falling a half-sack short of Michael Strahan's single season record of 22.5. Given the potential salary Houston could earn on the open market, the Chiefs are likely keeping Houston at a fair price.

Justin Houston LB KC 2 months ago

The Chiefs are slated to meet with Houston's agent at the NFL combine this coming week, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.Paylor further suggests that the Chiefs aren't expected to use their franchise tag on Houston before they meet with Houston's representative, but either way, retaining the NFL's 2014 sack leader is a priority for the team. Houston finished up this past season with 69 tackles, 22 sacks and four forced fumbles in 16 games.

Justin Houston LB KC 4 months ago

Houston recorded five tackles, four sacks, three QB hits and a pass defensed in Sunday's season finale against the Chargers.

Houston ended his 2014 season with a bang, getting to Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers at will. He finished the 2014 season just a half-sack short of Michael Strahan's 2011 record (22.5), and will head into the offseason as a free agent primed for a big payday.

Justin Houston LB KC 4 months ago

Houston recorded four tackles (all solo) and a sack Sunday against the Steelers.

Houston continues to make his way to the quarterback, now recording a sack in three straight games. He will head into Week 17 with a half-sack lead over J.J. Watt, with an opportunity to reach 20 sacks on the season with two Sunday.

Justin Houston LB KC 4 months ago

Houston recorded three tackles (all solo), one sack, and two QB hits Sunday against the Raiders.

Houston tacked on another sack onto his total, giving him 17 for the season, tied with Elvis Dumervil for the most in the league. Despite facing a good offensive line with the Raiders, the Chiefs were able to get to Derek Carr four times on the day. Houston and the Chiefs head to Pittsburgh in Week 15.

Justin Houston LB KC 5 months ago

Houston recorded three tackles, two sacks and a tackle for loss Sunday against the Cardinals.

Houston continues to rack up sacks, but didn't do much in the tackle department afterward. He and the Chiefs will face a good Raiders offensive line that has allowed just 20 sacks all season.

Justin Houston LB KC 5 months ago

Houston recorded a sack, three tackles for loss, two passes defensed, and eight tackles (seven solo) Sunday against the Broncos.

Houston continues to rack up sacks, now with one in each of the past two weeks following two dry weeks. He also recorded a season-high eight tackles and forced a fumble, and remains a good option in IDP leagues.

Justin Houston LB KC 5 months ago

Houston had four tackles (two solo), three QB hits and one pass defense against the Seahawks.

While Houston failed to add to his league-leading sack total, his three QB hits suggests he was still putting pressure on the quarterback. Sunday marked the third week in a row in which he was held out of the column, a streak that may be difficult to end as the Chiefs head to Oakland, a club that has allowed the second-least sacks (12) this season.

Justin Houston LB KC 5 months ago

Houston made five tackles (three solo) Sunday against the Bills.

Houston was held without a sack for just the second time this season. He still tops the league in that category, but will face a run-first offense in Seattle (second least pass attempts this season), limiting his chances to add to his total.

Justin Houston LB KC 6 months ago1 Comment

Houston recorded two sacks, two tackles for loss, and four tackles (three solo) Sunday against the Jets.

Houston remains on a torrid sack pace this season. If he continues at his current rate, he will finish with 24, and would likely lead the league.