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Chiefs OLB Justin Houston Expected To Miss Regular Season, Could Be Back For Playoffs

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Chiefs OLB Justin Houston is not expected to play again in regular season. However, Kansas City is hoping he’ll be able to make it back in time for postseason.

This fits with what Rand Getlin of NFL Media reported in recent weeks.

A second opinion from Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Houston is dealing with a hyperextended knee.

The Chiefs have been starting Dee Ford in his absence.

Kansas City is fighting for a playoffs spot, so it certainly won’t help to be without one of the league’s best pass-rushers in the coming weeks.

Houston, 26, signed a massive six-year, $101 million contract that includes $52.5 million guaranteed with the Chiefs back in July. He stands to make base salaries of $1 million (2015), $14.9 million (2016), $16.35 million (2017), $14.75 million (2018), $15.25 million (2019), and $17 million (2020) over the remainder of the contract.

This season, Houston has appeared in 11 games and recorded 30 tackles, 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, and six pass defenses.

We’ll have more regarding Houston’s status as the news is available.

 

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