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Panthers CB Chris Houston to Retire

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Carolina Panthers announced Chris Houston will opt for retirement. The cornerback signed a one-year deal with the team on June 15th. Houston did not play the entire 2014 season due to a toe injury. He underwent a reconstructive surgery of his left big toe last May—an issue that may have factored into his decision to leave the game.The 30-year-old cover...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran CB Chris Houston Retiring From NFL

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that veteran CB Chris Houston is retiring from the NFL. CB Chris Houston has announced that he will retire. — #PanthersCamp (@Panthers) August 4, 2015 Houston, 30, is a former second round pick of the Falcons back in 2007. He spent over three years in Atlanta before he was traded to the ... The post Veteran CB Chris Houston Retiring...
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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 he became an unrestricted...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Football: Detroit Lions’ decision to pass on Spartans’ Dennard is head-scratching (FREEP Column)

In this week’s Detroit Free Press column, I take a look  at how the Detroit Lions’ decision to pass up on Michigan State defensive back Darqueze Dennard adds another head-scratching moment to their history. For Detroit Lions fans across the nation – yes, there are a few outside of Michigan – the highlight of the entire season took place this weekend: the NFL draft. The NFL...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayhew reveals that Chris Houston’s injury is a major concern

The Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew addressed many things at today’s pre-draft press conference. The subject of contract negotiations with Ndamukong Suh was the first thing that he was asked about. He denied all rumors that the Lions ever considered trading Suh. The Lions firmly believe they will resign Suh to an agreeable extension and keep him as the catalyst for...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Power Rankings, Detroit Lions pick in our latest mock draft

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - The top-10 safeties in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading each NFL team’s offense. (READ) - Mock Draft Round 1, version 2.0. (READ) - The must see game for each week of the NFL season (READ) You may also be interested in:National Rewind: Power Rankings, Detroit Lions...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind; Chris Houston still hurt, Lions worst draft choices, Suh is a distraction

Detroit Lions Chris Houston’s toe injury may effect the Lions draft choice(READ) Detroit Lions open their season with a Monday Night Football party(READ) Detroit Lions worst draft choices over the last 35 years(READ) Cover32 Mock Draft 2.0; The Lions trade up(READ) Ndamukong Suh becoming a legitimate distraction(READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind; Chris Houston still...
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April 26, 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

Chris Houston must have a better 2014

Chris Houston had a very disappointing season in 2013. Numbers don’t even begin to show the reality, and the numbers themselves are awful. A combination of injuries and personal drama were certainly a part of what went wrong for Houston who was in the first year of a five year, 25 million dollar deal. Various ailments caused Houston to miss four games entirely and he missed the...
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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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