Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
4 days ago

Houston (shoulder) will play Sunday against the Falcons, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's availability for the Chiefs' defense is a big deal, while he'll look to add onto the 12 tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble he's recorded through two games played this season.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
6 days ago

Houston (shoulder) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's shoulder injury is a bit of a mystery, having practiced in full on Wednesday before missing Thursday's session, and returning Friday on a limited basis. He's coming off a three-sack performance, so hopefully for the Chiefs he'll be able to suit up on Sunday. If he's unable to play, however, Dee Ford (hamstring) and Frank Zombo figure to see expanded roles at outside linebacker.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
1 week ago

Houston did not practice Thursday due to a shoulder injury.

EDGE Analysis

The injury seemingly appeared overnight as the linebacker was a full participant in practice Wednesday. The team has yet to release information about the injury, but look for more updates to come after Friday's practice session. In the meantime, expect Dee Ford (hamstring) and Dadi Nicolas to fill in for the veteran linebacker.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
1 week ago

Houston forced a fumble, notched three sacks and collected 10 tackles Sunday against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

After playing limited snaps in his return to the lineup last week, Houston put the league on notice that he's still a game-changer. His forced fumble came on a sack, and the ball was recovered for a safety that helped the Chiefs pull off the upset of the Broncos. On the off-chance that he's still on the waiver wire, do whatever is possible to add him, as he could be a league-winner the rest of the way.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

While Houston may have been limited in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, he was still on the field for 55 of 77 defensive snaps, but turned that into just two tackles (both solo).

EDGE Analysis

Coming off an ACL tear, it's tough to know how effective Houston will be initially. It will likely take some time to get his legs back under him, but the fact that he was out there for a good chunk of plays suggests it may not be long before he's ready to play the entire game. The Chiefs now have some depth at outside linebacker, but Dee Ford suffered a hamstring injury Sunday that could leave them a bit shorthanded again heading into next week's contest against Denver.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Houston (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Houston will officially make his season debut after spending the first portion of his 2016 campaign on the PUP list as he recovered from a torn ACL. He's projected to start immediately at outside linebacker opposite Tamba Hali.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Houston (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Houston has yet to play this season due to the injury, and his return is a huge boost to the Chiefs' defense. He is expected to start right away, which would limit the snaps of Dee Ford and Frank Zombo.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Houston (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, although coach Andy Reid said Friday he thinks "there's a good chance" he'll be able to play, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston continues to trend towards a Week 11 return after spending an extended period of time on the Chiefs' PUP list. He figures to get the start at outisde linebacker if he's able to play, with Dee Ford and Frank Zombo serving as backups.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

According to coach Andy Reid, Houston (knee) is "pretty close" to making his return, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston was activated from Kansas City's PUP list last week but remained sidelined for Sunday's win over the Panthers. However, with another week to get his knee right following February's ACL surgery, Houston is seemingly edging toward a Week 11 return, making his situation one to track in the coming days.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
4 weeks ago

Houston (knee) will not play Sunday against the Panthers, The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston was just activated from the Chiefs' PUP list this week, but head coach Andy Reid evidently didn't see enough in practice this week to allow him to play. In his continued absence, Tamba Hali and Dee Ford will remain the starters at outside linebacker.