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Justin Houston

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Houston dominated offensive lines in 2014, racking up a league-leading 22 sacks on the season, falling just short of Michael Strahanís 22.5-sack single-season record and doubling his previous career-h...

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2015 ADP:  95.59

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 258   DOB: 1/21/1989  College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Houston Contract Information:

Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal with the Chiefs in July of 2015.

July 15, 2015  –  Justin Houston News

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Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal Wednesday that includes $52.5 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Justin Houston NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 22 KC 16 51 43 8 5.5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 23 KC 16 66 53 13 10 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 KC 11 44 41 3 11 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 25 KC 16 69 60 9 22 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Houston – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Justin Houston
  2. Dee Ford
  3. Frank Zombo
Kansas City Chiefs

Snap Count Stats

1032

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Justin Houston was on the field for 1032 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

1

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Justin Houston was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 994 103
2013 696 37
2014 1032 1
Justin Houston 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Ten 79 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Den 49 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 64 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NE 50 0 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 70 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @SD 52 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 StL 46 1 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYJ 69 0 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Buf 73 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sea 73 0 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Oak 69 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Den 82 0 8 7 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Ari 69 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Oak 65 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Pit 54 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 SD 68 0 6 6 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Justin Houston
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   258 lbs
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Justin Houston: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Houston probably won't attend the Chiefs' three-day minicamp next week, according to coach Andy Reid, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Houston, who led the NFL with 22 sacks last season, remains in search of a long-term contract from the Chiefs; however, with no such deal in place, Houston has been absent from Kansas City's team activities this offseason. That figures to continue next week, when Houston is not anticipated to attend a mandatory minicamp for players under contract, which Houston technically is not. Houston's reluctance toward moving forward under the Chiefs' franchise tag has been abundantly clear, so unless a long-term extension is struck before the July 15 deadline, the highly productive linebacker figures to continue holding out.
Houston will receive the Chiefs' franchise tag for the 2015 season, ESPN.com reports.

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Per the report, the franchise tender for linebackers in 2015 is expected to be in the $13 million range. Houston recorded a league-leading 22 sacks in 2014, falling a half-sack short of Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5. While Houston's franchise tag from the Chiefs is now is place, ESPN's Adam Teicher notes that the linebacker's situation remains fluid, given that Houston is not obliged to sign the tender. Ideally, the two sides will eventually agree on a long-term deal, and they have until July 15 to do so.
The Chiefs are slated to meet with Houston's agent at the NFL combine this coming week, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Houston recorded five tackles, four sacks, three QB hits, and a pass defensed in Sunday's season finale against the Chargers.

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Houston recorded four tackles (all solo) and a sack Sunday against the Steelers.

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Houston recorded three tackles (all solo), one sack, and two QB hits Sunday against the Raiders.

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Houston recorded three tackles, two sacks, and a tackle for loss Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Houston recorded three tackles for loss (including a sack) and two passes defensed Sunday against the Broncos.

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Houston had four tackles (two solo), three QB hits, and one pass defended Sunday against the Seahawks.

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Houston made five tackles (three solo) Sunday against the Bills.

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Houston recorded four tackles - including two sacks - against the Jets on Sunday.

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Houston recorded three sacks and five tackles (all solo) Sunday against the Rams.

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Houston (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

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2015

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2014

Coming off a season in which he recorded 44 tackles (41 solo), 11 sacks, four passes defended, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble in 11 contests, the two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker enters the final year of his rookie contract, and on the IDP radar thanks to his ability to get to the quarterback.

2013

Houston recorded 10 sacks last season and is expected to start at outside linebacker for the Chiefs in 2013.

2012

Houston came on very strong late in his rookie year, notching 24 total tackles and 5.5 sacks in the team's final five games. He has tremendous burst coming around the edge as a pass-rushing outside linebacker and could be in line for a major breakout playing opposite Pro Bowler Tamba Hali. Opposing offenses will simply not be able to devote as much attention to him as Hali, and in leagues that reward heavily for sacks, Houston could emerge as a productive IDP option.

2011

A sack specialist in college, Houston projects as a situational pass rusher in his rookie season, as he must adjust to his linebacker role in the 3-4 defense before he can play more downs without being a liability. His upside is high, but after a lockout-shortened offseason and a brief contract holdout, he is behind in his development and not likely to contribute much in 2011.