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Justin Houston | Linebacker | #50

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 258
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (70) / KC
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Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (shoulder) returned to practice on Friday.
He should be in the starting lineup for Sunday's visit to the Georgia Dome. It's a #ComingHome game for Houston, who played college ball for the Bulldogs. Dec 2 - 1:21 PM

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Justin Houston (shoulder) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Houston got in a full session on Wednesday, so the Chiefs are likely just managing his reps. Houston was a one-man wrecking crew in Week 12 against the Broncos, though he did tweak his shoulder.
Dec 1 - 5:23 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee, questionable) will play in Sunday's Week 11 game against the Buccaneers.

Houston is finally ready to make his 2016 debut following a lengthy recovery from ACL surgery. It's unlikely he plays his full allotment of snaps on Sunday but Houston's return is still a huge boost to Kansas City's pass rush.
Nov 20 - 8:08 AM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee) is questionable for Week 11 against the Bucs.

Houston got in a full practice Wednesday, but he was limited the next two days. Coach Andy Reid did not make any proclamations about his status, but he did say Houston is "heading in that direction." Even if Houston is active, he will play limited snaps in his first game action of the season.
Nov 19 - 9:45 AM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee) is practicing fully for Week 11.

Houston should make his season debut Sunday against Tampa Bay after missing the first nine games of the season while recovering from ACL surgery. He's just two years removed from leading the league with 22 sacks.
Nov 16 - 5:54 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee) will be inactive for Week 10 against the Panthers.

Houston had been expected to play this week after being activated from injured reserve on Wednesday. Instead he'll sit out in hopes of debuting next week versus Tampa Bay. Houston was a limited participant at practice this week.
Nov 11 - 2:15 PM

Chiefs activated OLB Justin Houston (knee) from reserve/PUP.

Wednesday was the deadline to do so. It remains unclear if Houston will play Sunday in Carolina, but he should be ready to start playing in the very near future. Dee Ford and Tamba Hali have been filling in nicely in Houston's absence, but Houston is one of the best pure pass rushers in the sport.
Nov 9 - 2:02 PM

The Chiefs will activate OLB Justin Houston (knee) from the PUP list this week, but it's unclear if he will be active against the Panthers.

Wednesday was the deadline for Houston to be activated, so it's quite possible he'll remain sidelined in Carolina. If Houston does make his 2016 debut, he'll be on a strict snap count limited to the juiciest pass-rushing situations.
Nov 7 - 1:45 PM

Justin Houston (knee, PUP) won't be activated this week.

Houston remains week to week. We'd consider him 50-50, at best, for Week 10.
Oct 31 - 1:52 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee, PUP) isn't expected back for Week 8.

"We'll just keep practicing him and see how he does," coach Andy Reid said. "He's not there yet." Houston is week to week with a decent shot at returning for Week 9.
Oct 24 - 1:22 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee, PUP) is practicing Wednesday.

He's eligible to play this week against the Saints, but with the Chiefs taking a cautious approach with Jamaal Charles' knee, it's unlikely we'll see Houston play before Week 8. Houston's return will be a big jolt to the defense.
Oct 19 - 12:55 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee, PUP) has been cleared for football activities.

Houston is eligible to return to practice and games as early as next week. He's probably not going to be ready for Week 7 against the Saints, but Week 8 against the Colts seems realistic if all continues to go smoothly in his recovery from ACL surgery. Dee Ford has done very little in Houston's absence.
Oct 12 - 12:55 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee, PUP) is expected back in November.

Houston underwent surgery to repair his ACL in March. He has to sit out at least the first six games after landing on the PUP, but it sounds like he could return as early as Week 9. The Chiefs should be able to survive with Dee Ford starting on the outside, but Houston's return would be a big boost for the playoff push.
Sep 11 - 10:14 AM

Chiefs placed OLB Justin Houston (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.'s Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are "hopeful" of a mid-season return. Houston will be first eligible to suit up in Week 8, as the Chiefs are on bye in Week 5. It's a major blow, but far from unexpected. Houston was given a 6-12 month timetable after having his (apparently non-torn) ACL repaired in February. It's still not a certainty he suits up this season.
Aug 30 - 2:27 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (knee, active/PUP) remains without a timetable to return.

Houston is expected to miss all of training camp. There likely won’t be any updates on him until late August. Houston is a strong candidate to open the year on reserve/PUP.
Source: ESPN
Aug 10 - 7:06 PM

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