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Chiefs OLB Justin Houston Could Be Out For Remainder Of Regular Season

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that some fear Chiefs OLB Justin Houston could be out for the remainder of the regular season with a knee injury.

  • Getlin adds that Houston is set to meet with Dr. James Andrews regarding his knee injury.

Houston sprained his MCL a few weeks ago and has yet to return to practice. The Chiefs have been starting Dee Ford in his absence.

Kansas City is fighting for a playoffs spot, so it certainly wouldn’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.