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Chris Houston out, Nevin Lawson in for the Detroit Lions?

When Chris Houston was released two weeks ago, Lawson immediately had a better chance to pursue playing time than he had in May when the Lions drafted him in the 4th round. Houston was the top cornerback on the team, but a poor 2013 and an offseason toe surgery led to what Houston said was a “mutual release” and helped every cornerback move up on the depth chart. “When...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lion CB Chris Houston will not be ready until at least August or September

The possibility of Chris Houston returning to the Lions is probably not that far fetched, because Houston told the Austin American-Statesman that his release this month was a mutual decision designed to help him get healthy for the fall, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Houston suffered a toe injury when someone stepped on his […] The post Former Lion CB Chris...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Houston agrees with Lions' decision to release him

Chris Houston says he agreed with the Detroit Lions' decision to release him two weeks ago because of a severe toe injury. "To be a cornerback, you need that," Houston, a native of Austin, Tex., told the Austin American-Statesman. Houston called the parting of ways with the Lions a mutual decision. He had signed a five-year contract worth $25 million last year when...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent CB Chris Houston Expects To Be Medically Cleared By August Or September

  Free agent CB Chris Houston expects the toe injury that led to the Lions releasing him a few weeks ago to be medically cleared by August or September. “It was something that had to be done, because playing football when you’re constantly hurt is not fun,” Houston said, via the Austin American-Statesman. “Health comes first. If I’m able to get back to 100 percent,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston we have a problem, Flowers to save Lions?

The Detroit Lions told cornerback Chris Houston we have a problem. The starting defensive back for the last four years was released after he suffered a nagging toe injury. The Lions felt this injury would be something Houston would have to spend more time then they were willing to give to rehab and get back to full strength. This comes one year after they signed him to a 5-year contract...
Via The Penalty Flag
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release Chris Houston, Brandon Flowers on the way?

The Detroit Lions released cornerback Chris Houston on Friday. The #Lions have released CB Chris Houston. More details from @ttwentyman: — Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 13, 2014 There’s already  rumor that Brandon Flowers could be headed to Detroit after the Chiefs dumped him as well today. Detroit – a rumored destination for...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lions cut CB Chris Houston

According to various reports, the Lions have cut CB Chris Houston just one season after signing the defensive back to a $25 million dollar contract. The Lions have cut Chris Houston 1 year after giving him a $25 million contract — Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) June 13, 2014 The move of Houston’s release also comes after he was a no-show at the mandatory minicamp where of which most...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston misses first day of Lions' mandatory mini-camp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Injured cornerback Chris Houston continues to be absent from the Detroit Lions' off-season program. Houston, coming off a poor performance last season, underwent surgery for a toe injury a few weeks ago. Other players who are rehabbing injuries -- Joique Bell, Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, etc. -- have been attending recent practices, but Houston even...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Post-combine Detroit Lions mock draft (Rounds 1-3)

Post-combine Detroit Lions mock draft (Rounds 1-3)Whenever the NFL Combine comes around, it is so easy for scouts and fans to get carried away.  The numbers can make us swoon or sour on any given prospect.  While a player’s wingspan can give some insight on his potential, the game tape is still the omega to look back at on draft day. With that said, the Combine is still a great...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Two late-round targets in the secondary

Detroit Lions: Two late-round targets in the secondaryIt’s not a question of if the Detroit Lions will target a corner in this year’s draft, it’s a question of when and how many. The Lions had a gaping hole in the secondary in 2013, mostly because the play of Chris Houston declined after he cashed a big check. Bill Bentley’s injury didn’t help and Darius Slay’s inexperience...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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