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Chiefs Discussing Contract Extension With OLB Justin Houston

Chiefs GM John Dorsey told reporters on Friday that he has had contract discussions with OLB Justin Houston‘s representative in the last three days, per Herbie Teope.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk recently reported that there had been no contract talks between the two parties in recent weeks.

However, it appears as though things have changed in recent days.

Kansas City used their franchise tag on him a few months ago, and while some felt Houston could still generate some interest from prospective teams, there hasn’t been any reported interest.

Of course, the fact that any team interested in signing him to an offer sheet would need to part with two first-round picks if the Chiefs were to pass on matching the offer likely has prevented anyone from discussing an offer sheet with Houston.

It’s worth mentioning that there has been talk that Houston is unlikely to sign the franchise tender and is instead planning to holdout of offseason workouts.

Houston, 25, recorded 68 tackles, 22  sacks, four forced fumbles and five pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense this year by a wide margin.

We’ll have more regarding Houston and his situation as the news is available.

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