Lamarr Houston DL OAK 3 Months
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie says he's been talking to LE Lamarr Houston's agent about a contract extension "for awhile."
Houston's agent is Drew Rosenhaus. He changed agents in January. Houston, arguably the Raiders' best player, is in the final year of his rookie deal. He started all 16 games and racked up 69 tackles and four sacks last season while grading out as Pro Football Focus' ninth-best 4-3 end. Through two games this season, Houston checks in at the No. 7 spot in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He's going to get a lot of money, just like ex-teammate Desmond Bryant did.
Lamarr Houston DL OAK 4 Months
Raiders contract-year LE Lamarr Houston reported to training camp at 280 pounds, the slimmest he's been in the NFL.
Easily Oakland's best defensive lineman, Houston is coming off a 69-tackle, four-sack season and looking for more. Houston played at 305 pounds as a rookie and 290 last year. "Lamarr worked his tail off this offseason, and he is in the best shape he has been in since he's been here," coach Dennis Allen said. "He sees himself as an elite player, we see him as an elite player."
Lamarr Houston DL OAK 10 Months
Coach Dennis Allen says moving LE Lamarr Houston to the 3-technique defensive tackle spot is "certainly a possibility."
Desmond Bryant held down the position last season, but he's a free agent, and the Raiders may not re-sign him. The 3-technique position is generally the pass-rushing defensive tackle spot. Houston has accumulated ten sacks in his first three seasons, while also being stout against the run.
Lamarr Houston DL OAK Jan 25 '12
Raiders LE Lamarr Houston has changed agents to Drew Rosenhaus.
Houston has two years left on his rookie deal, though he may begin angling for a raise after another big season. While the 24-year-old's sacks dipped in 2011, he was a high-impact run defender and pass rusher, the latter in terms of quarterback hurries. New Raiders coach Dennis Allen figures to use more standard 4-3 principles, so Houston may play more tackle going forward.
Lamarr Houston DL OAK Dec 16 '11
Raiders coach Hue Jackson singled out Lamarr Houston as a player he wants to see more ''flash'' from down the stretch.
"He's done some really good things," Jackson said. "He plays consistent, plays really hard. Obviously, you want to see more flash because he has that kind of ability, but he's been very consistent and solid for our football team. I'm looking forward to him coming on these last three weeks and playing really well."