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Chiefs & Justin Houston Have Discussed Extension, But Significant Progress Has Been Made

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that while the Chiefs and OLB Justin Houston have been discussing a contract extension, there hasn’t been any significant progress made in recent weeks.

Chiefs GM John Dorsey confirmed a few weeks ago that he has spoken to Houston’s representatives regarding a potential extension.

As of now, there’s no indication as to whether Houston plans to hold out of the Chiefs’ offseason workouts, training camp, and the preseason.

Kansas City has until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Houston.

The Chiefs 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.

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.