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Report: Chiefs OLB Justin Houston Wants A New Contract


Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Chiefs OLB Justin Houston wants a new contract now that he is entering the final year of his rookie agreement.

Houston was one of the more notable players to hold out of OTAs on Tuesday. Although, the workouts are voluntary at this point in the offseason.

Houston, 25, is in line for a sizable contract after producing back-to-back seasons with at least 10 sacks, despite the fact that he’s set to make just $645,000 for the 2014 season.

The Chiefs got an absolute steal when they drafted him at No. 70 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Outside linebackers done pretty well in recent years, so I’m sure Houston could secure a similar contract to that of Browns OLB Paul Kruger who signed a five-year, $40.5 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed last year.

Kansas City took Auburn OLB Dee Ford in the first-round of this year’s draft, which was probably a smart move given that Houston wants a huge contract and there are some concerns about Tamba Hali moving forward.

Last year, Hosuton totaled 44 tackles, 11 sacks, a forced fumble and two recoveries over the course of just 11 games.

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