Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
1 month ago

Houston capped off his 2016 season Sunday with six tackles (five solo) in a divisional-round loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he can play the entire season.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
1 month ago

Houston (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran linebacker will take the field Sunday against the Steelers after missing the final two games of the regular season. He may see his reps monitored more than usual in the return. If that is the case, expect Dee Ford to see a slight uptick in defensive snaps.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
1 month ago

According to Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Houston (knee) is ready to return to practice ahead of Sunday's divisional round game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Houston missed Kansas City's final two regular season games due to swelling in his surgically repaired right knee, which prevented him from making his season debut until Week 11. While the Chiefs are unfortunately accustomed to playing without Houston this season, his four sacks in five games played evidences the dynamic threat he still poses, so the team will certainly welcome him back with open arms to start practice this week. How Houston's knee responds to his return remains to be seen, though, so his situation will have to continue to be monitored over the coming days.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

According to head coach Andy Reid, Houston (knee) will be available for the divisional round matchup next weekend, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston has been absent from the Chiefs' last two games due to swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. However, the veteran should be available in some capacity for the team's playoff push, bolstering an already impressive defense. Look for updates to come during practice next week when the team releases their injury reports.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) is dealing with swelling in his surgically-repaired right knee, The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Andy Reid declined to elaborate upon Houston's status further than stating the linebacker is "day-to-day" with inflammation in his right knee. While Houston isn't a lock to miss an extended period of time, Reid also failed to shoot down such a notion, making it appear possible that the Chiefs could be without their star edge rusher for postseason play.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) was ruled out of Sunday's game in San Diego, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's surgically-repaired knee made it through five games before giving way to last week's DNP, his first since making his season debut in Week 11. Although Houston will now sit out his second straight contest, the Chiefs' pass rush responsibilities remain in good hands considering Dee Ford is the next man up.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) did not practice Wednesday, B.J. Kissel of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston played through the knee aliment for five games before sitting out of Sunday's win over the Broncos. With the Chiefs playoff berth secured, they may decided to rest the veteran linebacker for Week 17, but look for more updates to come throughout the week.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) felt a bit better Sunday than he did Saturday and coach Andy Reid said they are taking things "day-by-day" heading into Week 17.

EDGE Analysis

Houston has played in five straight games after previously dealing with a knee injury, but the issue flared up and held him out Sunday. The Chiefs are locked into a playoff berth heading into Week 17, so it's quite possible the veteran pass-rusher will be held out again as the team prepares for the postseason, but more on the situation should reveal itself as the week progresses.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's surgically-repaired knee experienced some swelling this week, so much so the veteran was held out of practice every day. Tamba Hali and Dee Ford project to start at outside linebacker in his absence.

Justin Houston
LB KC (5)
2 months ago

Houston (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Broncos, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's IDP owners are thus advised to line up a replacement for the linebacker in their Week 16 lineups. Houston's next chance to suit up will arrive on Jan. 1, for the Chiefs' Week 17 tilt against the Chargers.