OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
9 hours ago

Houston (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Houston will not be active for Sunday's primetime affair against New England while he continues to work through a hamstring injury. Frank Zombo should see some extra work at outside linebacker in Houston's absence.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
3 days ago

Houston (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As Andy Reid said Wednesday, Houston is unlikely to suit up for Sunday night's matchup in New England while he continues to nurse a hamstring injury he suffered last week against the Jaguars. Frank Zombo is in line to see additional snaps at outside linebacker in Houston's likely absence.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
4 days ago

Coach Andy Reid told reporters Wednesday that it would be a "stretch" for Houston (hamstring) to suit up for Sunday's game at New England, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Things don't seem to be trending in a direction that would point to Houston playing at the moment. Unless there is a change in the course, it looks as if Houston will be a spectator for Sunday's primetime showdown. In such an event, Frank Zombo could work his way into the starting mix.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
6 days ago

Houston's (hamstring) status for Sunday's game against the Patriots is in doubt, and he could potentially be sidelined for multiple weeks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston left Sunday's contest against the Jaguars with a hamstring injury and was unable to return. Kansas City's defense will have a tremendous hole to fill if Houston does indeed miss an extended period of time, as the Pro Bowl linebacker already has three sacks on the season. Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle) will likely see an increased workload if Houston's injury is as serious as Garafolo reports.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
1 week ago

Houston is questionable to return to Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.

EDGE Analysis

It remains to be seen just how severe the hamstring issue is going to be. For now, the questionable designation suggests the Chiefs aren't overly concerned but will exert proper caution to ensure Houston doesn't worsen the injury. With Houston temporarily sidelined, Breeland Speaks could slide into the outside linebacker spot with Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle) also yielding a questionable status.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
2 weeks ago

Houston recorded two tackles, both solo, and a sack across 58 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Houston now has three sacks in the past two games and should be given more IDP consideration because of it, especially with the possibility of Dee Ford (groin) being held out of the contest. He'll look to keep the sack streak alive Sunday against the Jaguars.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
3 weeks ago

Houston racked up five tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles during Sunday's 38-27 win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Houston logged an impressive performance for against San Francisco, playing a key part in Kansas City's victory. The 29-year-old is worth considering in IDP formats, but seems to lack a solid weekly floor.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
9 months ago

Houston notched a sack and two tackles (both solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Titans. He finished the 2017 regular season with 59 tackles (46 solo) and 9.5 sacks.

EDGE Analysis

Although Houston's numbers have dipped over the last couple of seasons due to injury, he returned to form in 2017, nearing double-digit sacks over 15 games. Still just 28 and under contract for the next three seasons, the seventh-year pro will almost certainly resume his role with the team next season. If he manages to stay healthy again, it wouldn't be surprising if Houston reaches or tops 10 sacks for the first time since 2014.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
10 months ago

Houston (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston missed some practice time this week due to illness but was never thought to be in significant danger of missing Sunday's game. He'll be expected to see his usual role along the defensive front.

OUTJustin Houston
LB KC (12)
10 months ago

Houston (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Houston tended to an illness for the second day in a row Thursday, missing practice yet again. On a positive note, head coach Andy Reid told Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star that Houston should "be able to go" this weekend. With a 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday, Houston's status will be known with plenty of time to search for another pass-rush option in the event he doesn't suit up.