Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
7 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.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
8 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.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
8 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.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
8 months ago

Houston did not practice Thursday due to an illness, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

There doesn't appear to be much concern surrounding the bug Houston is fighting, as the team is likely taking a cautious approach with their star linebacker. Should Houston be able to return to the practice field Friday, he'll likely be good to go for Sunday's contest with the Dolphins.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
8 months ago

Houston had five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

The sack brings his season total to 9.5, and was a bounce-back performance from Week 13 when Houston failed to record a single tackle. A matchup against Philip Rivers and the surging Chargers awaits Saturday.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
9 months ago

Houston recorded four tackles (three solo) and one sack during Week 12 against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Houston's sack pace has slowed after a hot start to the season, but he returned to the column Sunday after a couple of weeks without one. The 28-year-old outside linebacker remains a nearly every-down player, playing 90 percent of the team's offensive snaps Thursday. He should have a decent opportunity at adding to that total next week against a Jets offensive line that has allowed 35 sacks so far this season.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
9 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Houston's absence from Friday's practice caused worries for his health, but it was likely just a maintenance day. Although he's averaging under five tackles per game, Houston has racked up 7.5 sacks through eight games, but he'll have a tough task pressuring Dak Prescott, who has been sacked on just 3.8 percent of his dropbacks, ranking seventh in the league.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
9 months ago

Houston (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Houston was held out of practice Friday, but there's a legitimate chance his absence was merely maintenance-related. He was also listed questionable prior to last week's game against the Broncos and went on to match his season-high two sacks.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
9 months ago

Houston recorded two sacks in Monday night's victory over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Houston upped his sack total on the season to 7.5 with his pair on Monday. All-in-all, he logged six tackles (five) solo on the day. He will look to carry that momentum into the Chiefs' Week 9 game versus the Cowboys.

Justin Houston
LB KC (12)
10 months ago

Houston (knee) is will play Monday against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Houston was unable to participate in Saturday's practice, the team remained hopeful he would be able to play Monday. He has validated their optimism, and will presumably take on a full workload assuming he avoids any setbacks.