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Chiefs | Justin Houston contract update

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:29:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston will earn $21.5 million next season, $36.5 million after two years, $53 million after three years, $68 million after four years, $83.5 million after five years and finally reach $101 million after six years. And in addition to his $32.5 million that's fully guaranteed, Houston has rolling guarantees that add up to $43 million guaranteed by March, 2016, and will reach $52.5 million in March, 2017. Houston will also receive some of his 2017 base guaranteed money in 2016.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston seeing large check soon

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:35:39 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston will receive $12 million of his $20.5 million signing bonus within 20 days of signing his deal. The other $8.5 million is deferred until April 1, 2016.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston would have held out

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:42:31 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston said he likely would have not reported to training camp if he did not receive a long-term contract before the deadline.

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Chiefs | More on Justin Houston deal

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:40:53 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston received a $20.5 million signing bonus with $32.5 million in fully guaranteed money. He has $52.5 million guaranteed in the contract.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston signs new deal

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:58:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal that includes $52.5 million guaranteed Wednesday, July 15. The deal is the richest in franchise history and the largest deal ever for a linebacker.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston talks progress

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:54:55 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's negotiations on a long-term deal with the team continues to progress, and he could land a deal similar to Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt. Watt's six-year, $100 million deal included $50 million in guarantees.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston and KC have optimism

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:45:27 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is considered to be the most likely of all the franchise tag situations to sign a long-term deal prior to the deadline. There isn't anything certain in place, but the two sides have made a big commitment to getting a deal done.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston contract update

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:38:19 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston and the Chiefs are expected to continue talks regarding a long-term deal Tuesday, July 14. Houston was given the one-year franchise tender worth $13.1 million. The deadline to get a long-term deal done is Wednesday, July 15.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston confident in pass rush

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:50:06 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston believes he and LB Tamba Hali make up the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL. Over the past two seasons, Houston and Hali have combined for 50 sacks, including 22 from Houston last season.

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Chiefs | Talks with Justin Houston progressing

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:14:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's talks with the team have supposedly progressed significantly regarding a long-term deal. An agreement could be reached this week.

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Chiefs | Expected to resume talks with Justin Houston

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:34:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is expected to resume contract talks with the Chiefs Tuesday, July 14, according to a source. The two sides have until Wednesday, July 15, to reach a long-term deal.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston confident in KC pass rush

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:34:01 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs DL Justin Houston believes that he and DL Tamba Hali make up the league's best pass-rushing duo. "I'd say so. I think everybody should think the same way," Houston said. "I think you should think that as an NFL player, think you're the best and believe you're the best. I really do think we are." Since Houston was drafted in 2011, he and Hali have combined for 86.5 sacks - by far the most in the NFL over that stretch.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston to skip minicamp

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:51:14 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston will not attend mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 16.

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Chiefs | Talking contract with Justin Houston

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 09:16:52 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's representatives have been talking with the Chiefs about a long-term contract, but there has not been a lot of progress in the talks.

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Chiefs | Talk with Justin Houston's reps

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:30:26 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston's representatives recently talked with the team about a possible long-term contract, according to general manager John Dorsey. Houston is not participating in offseason workouts while he waits for a new contract.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston talks non-existent

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:55:57 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston hasn't been the subject of contract extension talks since the franchise tag was placed on him in February.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston has non-exclusive tag

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:41:00 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston has the non-exclusive franchise tag, meaning other teams can pursue him if they so choose.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston update

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:55:23 -0800

Updating a previous item, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is scheduled to make $13.195 million this year after having the franchise tag placed on him Monday, March 2, according to a source. The Chiefs have until July 15 to agree on a long-term deal with Houston.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston could sit first nine weeks

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:48:46 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is considering waiting until Week 10 to sign the franchise tender with the team, according to a source.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston franchise tagged

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:40:19 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston had the franchise tag placed on him Monday, March 2, according to a source.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston moving closer to tag status

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:18:09 -0800

Free-agent LB Justin Houston (Chiefs) is moving closer to franchise tag status with the Kansas City Chiefs. There were rumors talks on a new deal had begun, but sources indicate the rumors are false and the team will likely slap the tag on Houston.

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Chiefs | Interest in Benardrick McKinney

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:46:39 -0800

Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney is drawing interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, who may like him as insurance in case free-agent LB Justin Houston (Chiefs) walks away.

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Chiefs | Will talk contract with Justin Houston at combine

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:03:06 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Justin Houston's representation is expected to meet with the team at the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss a contract extension, and a source familiar with the situation said the Chiefs will not designate Houston with a franchise tender prior to the meeting.

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Chiefs | Will work on deal with Justin Houston

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:35:35 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent LB Justin Houston's agent is expected to talk with the Chiefs this week about a possible long-term contract for Houston, according to a source. The Chiefs are expected to place the franchise tag on Houston if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a new deal.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston likely to be tagged

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:21:19 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is likely to receive the franchise tag before free agency gets underway next month.

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Chiefs | No talks with Justin Houston

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:14:43 -0800

No contract talks have been held between the Kansas City Chiefs and OLB Justin Houston, prompting speculation the team could use the franchise tag on Houston if necessary.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston dominates

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:22:05 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston sacked San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers four times, which brought him to 22.0 sacks on the year, tied for the second most in a single NFL season.

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Chiefs | Unlikely to sign Justin Houston

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 03:41:28 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is unlikely to sign a contract extension with the team prior to the end of the season, and it is not certain whether the team would put a franchise tag on Houston for a one-year salary of $13-$15 million. "I'll worry about that at the end of the season," said Houston. "I can't let that get in my head at all. I don't want it to slow me or affect what I'm doing on the field. I just want to continue play as I'm playing and continue to make plays."

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Chiefs | Friday injury report

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:28:52 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Christopher Owens (knee) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams. WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring) and S Eric Berry (ankle) are questionable, while CB Sean Smith (groin), RB Cyrus Gray (hand) and LB Justin Houston (ankle) are probable. Owens didn't practice Friday, Oct. 24. Hemingway and Berry were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Thursday practice report

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:22 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 8. CB Christopher Owens (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. S Eric Berry (ankle), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring) and CB Sean Smith (groin) were limited. RB Cyrus Gray (hand) and LB Justin Houston (ankle) participated fully.

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Chiefs | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:44:18 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams. WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring) and CB Christopher Owens (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. S Eric Berry (ankle) and CB Sean Smith (groin) were limited, while RB Cyrus Gray (hand) and LB Justin Houston (ankle) practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Will try to sign Justin Houston to extension

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:18:50 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs will try to resume contract extension talks with LB Justin Houston in the near future, but a deal between the two sides is considered unlikely, according to sources. The team may place the franchise tag on Houston if they are not able to sign him to an extension.

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Chiefs | Huge financial gap between team and Justin Houston

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:52:21 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston has what is termed a "huge" gap between Houston's asking price and Kansas City's current offer, which was made by the team when the linebacker reported to training camp. It is unclear whether that gap will be closed or the Chiefs will have to use the franchise tag.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston will report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:20:33 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston will report to training camp and not hold out.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston could change mind on holdout

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:56:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston could still decide to hold out at the start of training camp if he does not receive a contract extension, according to a source. Houston is expected to report to camp on time at this point.

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Chiefs | No offers to Justin Houston yet

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:13:00 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have been talking with LB Justin Houston about a contract extension but have not made him an offer at this point, according to a source. The team could make an offer to Houston during training camp.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston expected to report

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:02:25 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston is expected to report for training camp on time even though he is not happy with his current contract situation, according to a source.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston not practicing

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:54:35 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, June 10.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston, Brandon Flowers still not practicing

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:51:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (undisclosed) and CB Brandon Flowers (undisclosed) missed their fourth straight practice Thursday, June 5.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston does not practice

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:47:46 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 3.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston wants new contract

Tue, 27 May 2014 14:11:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston, who has a year left on his rookie deal at $1.4 million, reportedly is looking for a new contract. Houston wasn't present at organized team activities Tuesday, May 27.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston not at OTAs

Tue, 27 May 2014 11:01:19 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston was not at the team's first practice as OTAs begun Tuesday, May 27.

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Chiefs | Dee Ford to spell OLBs

Sat, 24 May 2014 09:24:17 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said DE Dee Ford will spell LBs Tamba Hali and Justin Houston during games this upcoming season, which will allow all of them to stay fresher later in games.

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Chiefs | Start extension talks with Justin Houston

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:29:43 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs began contact extension talks with LB Justin Houston at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Chiefs | Clock ticking on Justin Houston

Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:26:32 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs have LB Justin Houston under contract through the 2014 season, and he will make just $837,000 next year. The team is expected to be interested in signing him to a long-term deal, avoiding the possibility of using the franchise tag on him. However, Houston might be willing to wait on an extension, looking to get a massive payday in 2015.

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Chiefs | No surgery expected for Justin Houston

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:57:24 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) suffered a strained posterior cruciate ligament in his knee and a bone bruise during the AFC Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 4. However, he does not have an ACL injury, and no surgery will be required.

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Chiefs | Friday injury report for Wild Card game

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:22:21 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 3, and has been ruled out for the Wild Card playoff game. LB Tamba Hali (knee) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. C Eric Kush (ankle), OT Branden Albert (knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow) and CB Ron Parker (ankle, finger) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Chiefs | Justin Houston expected to play

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:37:37 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (elbow) is expected to play in the Wild Card playoff game. Houston has not played since dislocating his elbow Week 12.

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Chiefs | Thursday practice report for Wild Card game

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:36:28 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin, shoulder) and LB Tamba Hali (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 2. C Eric Kush (ankle), OT Branden Albert (knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow) and CB Ron Parker (ankle, finger) fully participated in practice.

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Chiefs | Wednesday practice report for Wild Card game

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:17:36 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. C Eric Kush (ankle), OT Branden Albert (knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow) and CB Ron Parker (ankle, finger) fully participated in practice.

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