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Four Kansas City Chiefs stats from Pro Football Focus proving the defense is silly good

The Kansas City Chiefs had a very, very good defense in 2014. Whether it was Justin Houston’s ridiculous 22 sacks or the unit as a whole, giving up 282 points, the second fewest in the entire NFL it was one of the best groups in the league. And whether or not you like / trust Pro Football Focus, it’d be silly to not acknowledge they exist and a lot of people swear by the site...
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Four NFL pass rushers next in line for major paydays

There are a few talented pass-rushers up for big paydays after Justin Houston raised the bar on July 15, signing the richest contract in league history for a linebacker. His deal, which made him the second-highest paid defender in the NFL, is a six-year contract worth $101 million, $52 of which are guaranteed. Players who can bring consistent pressure and who rack up sacks are...
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Three really interesting nuggets about Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston’s new deal

The second the news broke on Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs and star OLB Justin Houston had reached a deal the overwhelming emotion was pure elation. Houston was happy, Chiefs fans were happy and his teammates were pumped. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the NFC South in 2015 First and 10: The 10 top candidates to win MVP in 2015 Top 10: The...
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Kansas City Chiefs’ Justin Houston now the Highest-Paid Linebacker in NFL History, but is he Worth the Money?

Outside linebacker Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs sacks quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during the second half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs signed 3-4 outside linebacker Justin Houston to a six-year, $101 million contract Wednesday...
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Seven best tweets from Kansas City Chiefs players about Justin Houston’s mega deal

The Kansas City Chiefs made Justin Houston a very rich man on Wednesday. Houston agreed to a deal worth more than $100M over six years — the second richest in the NFL for any defensive player. And, of course, Chiefs players were pumped. Anytime you get a man who had 22 sacks a season ago back in time for training camp and the preseason it’s great news. So, with that in mind,...
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The Kansas City Chiefs and Justin Houston agree to long-term deal

The Kansas City Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston have reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension. Sources are reporting that the six year deal is worth $101 million with $52.5 million in guaranteed money. The signing not only marks the richest contract in Chiefs history, but also the richest for any linebacker in NFL history. It also makes Houston the second highest...
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Justin Houston signs richest LB contract in NFL history

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston has reportedly signed the richest contract of any linebacker in NFL history. ESPN’s Adam Schefter, as always, provides the scoop: KC's Justin Houston signed a 6-year, $101M deal that includes $52.5M GTD, richest Chiefs' deal in history, richest LB deal in NFL history. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2015 ...
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Kansas City Chiefs, Justin Houston optimistic about extension

The Kansas City Chiefs and Justin Houston are looking to get a long-term extension done before tomorrow’s deadline, and there is reportedly optimism that a deal will get done. Whether or not that ends up happening or not is a completely different question. Houston is currently set to play the season under the Chiefs’ franchise tag, but that certainly isn’t where either side...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs making significant progress as deadline looms

After the Kansas City Chiefs and Justin Houston failed to come to terms on a long-term deal following the 2014-2014 NFL season, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and the folks at One, Arrowhead Drive elected to apply the franchise tag to the club’s all-time single season sack leader. Now, four months and a lengthy list of personnel moves and acquisitions later, the two parties...
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Justin Houston says the Chiefs have best pass rushing duo in the NFL

Justin Houston is one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL today. That feeling is with good reason. Take a look at Houston’s stats since entering the NFL (Pro Football Reference): Defense & Fumbles Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV 2011 22 KAN LOLB 50 16 10 0 0...
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