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Justin Houston | Linebacker | #50

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 258
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (70) / KC
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Justin Houston (hamstring) is expected to return for Week 10 against the Cardinals.
Houston was practicing with the starters on Thursday, a tell-tale sign he will be back. The Chiefs' linchpin pass rusher had missed the past four games. He has three sacks in five appearances this season. Nov 8 - 2:42 PM

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Chiefs declared LB Justin Houston, S Eric Berry, RB Darrel Williams, LB Frank Zombo C Mitch Morse, OL Kahlil McKenzie, and DL Justin Hamilton inactive for Sunday's Week 9 game versus the Browns.

Houston was able to practice to this week, but the Chiefs are being cautious with pushing him while they sit at 7-1 entering the week. Sunday will be the fourth straight game that Houston has missed with a hamstring injury, but all signs point towards him returning to the field next week versus Arizona.
Nov 4 - 11:29 AM

Justin Houston (questionable, hamstring) is not expected to play Week 9 against the Browns.

Houston was back at practice this week, but he's not game-ready yet. This will be his fourth straight absence. The Chiefs shouldn't need him against a reeling Cleveland team that just fired its head coach. Perhaps he'll make his return next week versus Arizona.
Nov 4 - 8:14 AM

Justin Houston (hamstring) is questionable for Week 9 against the Browns.

Houston seems to be trending in the right direction after getting in two limited practices this week, though it's anyone's guess if he'll be ready for Sunday's game in Cleveland. The stud pass-rusher hasn't seen the field since Week 5.
Nov 2 - 3:32 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) will be "very limited" Thursday.

Houston has not played since Week 5. The practice is a good step in the right direction, but the "very limited" tag suggests he is a long-shot to play this week. With Dee Ford playing lights out, the Chiefs can afford to take it slow with Houston.
Nov 1 - 1:10 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Broncos.

Houston hasn't practiced since initially injuring his hamstring back in Week 5. The Chiefs should be able to get by without him rushing the passer against the Broncos' lifeless aerial attack.
Oct 26 - 2:07 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

Houston has yet to practice since injuring his hamstring in Week 5. He and Eric Berry (heel) will almost certainly sit out against the Broncos.
Oct 25 - 12:54 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 7 against the Bengals.

Houston is almost certain to miss Sunday night's game after sitting out practice all week. His absence will come as good news to Andy Dalton, who won't face as much pressure with Houston sidelined.
Oct 19 - 4:30 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

He was also out Wednesday, suggesting he is on the way to a second missed game in a row. Dee Ford has been outstanding this season, but Kansas City's pass rush is a concern with Houston sidelined.
Oct 18 - 12:51 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 6 against the Patriots.

Houston didn't practice all week and was downgraded Friday. Much like Eric Berry (heel), Houston appears unlikely to play Sunday night against the Pats' suddenly-clicking offense.
Oct 12 - 2:41 PM

Justin Houston (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed practice in a row. He looks on track to sit. With Eric Berry (heel) also likely to miss, the Chiefs' defense will likely struggle in New England on Sunday night.
Oct 11 - 1:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

Houston missed the second half of Week 5 with his hamstring injury. The Chiefs' pass rushing would take a major hit if Houston sits this week.
Oct 10 - 6:01 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston exited Week 5 against the Jaguars with a hamstring injury.

He was ruled out after halftime. Fellow OLB Tanoh Kpassagnon is also questionable to return with an ankle injury. Dee Ford has been dominating early, but the Chiefs could have trouble getting to the quarterback in the second half.
Oct 7 - 2:16 PM

Profootballtalk reports Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is not a candidate for release.

Houston has been bogged down by injury since his 22-sack 2014, but his release would leave behind $12.7 million in dead money while creating "just" $7.9 million in savings. Houston also managed to have a healthier 2017, notching 9.5 sacks in 15 games. Tamba Hali seems likely to join Derrick Johnson on the way out the door, but 29-year-old Houston should be back.
Feb 13 - 5:25 PM

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (questionable, illness) is expected to play in Week 16 against Miami.

Houston missed the last two days of practice. There's not much concern over his status despite his questionable tag. Houston has appeared in every game this season.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 06:40:00 PM

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2Reggie Ragland
3Terrance Smith
4Ben Niemann
5Dorian O'Daniel
OLB1Justin Houston
2Dee Ford
3Frank Zombo
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2Steven Nelson
3Orlando Scandrick
4Tremon Smith
5Charvarius Ward
FS1Ron Parker
2Eric Murray
3Armani Watts
SS1Eric Berry
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