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Chiefs Place Veteran OLB Justin Houston On PUP List

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Chiefs have placed veteran OLB Justin Houston on the PUP list Tuesday, which means he will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

  • Houston is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews in four weeks.

The expectation was all along that Houston could end up on the PUP list to open the season, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.

Houston underwent an offseason knee scope, which revealed an issue with his ACL. He was given a timetable of 6-10 months before he would be able to return.

Houston, 27, is in the second year of his six-year, $101 million contract that included $52.5 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $14.9 million for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Houston appeared in 11 games for the Chiefs and recorded 30 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 edge defender out of 110 qualifying players.