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09/29/15 - OLB Justin Houston, the NFL's reigning sack king with 22 last season, saw his streak of consecutive games with at least one sack end at eight games. Houston finished with four tackles, including one for a loss, and had one quarterback hit. The Packers mitigated the pass rush of Houston and fellow OLB Tamba Hali by using a quick-hitting passing game.
09/17/15 - OLB Justin Houston had two sacks, his 14th multi-sack game, and reached 50 career sacks in his 61st career game. Houston had six total tackles, hit Broncos QB Peyton Manning three times and defended a pass.
09/14/15 - OLB Justin Houston picked up a sack against the Texans on Sunday, making it seven straight games where he's taken down the opposing quarterback. Houston forced a fumble on the play that was recovered by the Chiefs and set up K.C.'s second touchdown of the game. He now has 49.5 career sacks and eight career forced fumbles.
07/15/15 - LB Justin Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal Wednesday (July 15), the richest contract for any linebacker in NFL history.
The Chiefs and their franchised-tagged outside linebacker nailed down the long-term deal before Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. The contract is the richest deal in Chiefs' history for any player.
According to multiple reports, the deal includes $52.5 million guaranteed ($32.5 million fully guaranteed), with a signing bonus of $20.5 million.
"Today we were able to reach an agreement with Justin and his agent, Joel Segal, to keep him here in Kansas City for the foreseeable future," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. "He's one of the top players in the National Football League and a premier pass rusher. As we've said from the beginning, Justin the football player, and the person, is someone we wanted to be a part of our organization. We are very happy that he will remain a member of the Chiefs."
The 26-year-old Houston tweeted about the contract Wednesday:
"Blessed to sign contract with the KC Chiefs. Thanks to my family #1 & my agents Joel Segal & @gbo74 for the awesome contract!
"Also Thanks & great appreciation to Mr. Hunt, Coach Reid, John Dorsey and of course the best fans of the NFL."
The 6-foot-3, 258-pound Houston led the NFL in sacks last season with 22 -- a half-sack short of the single-season record set by Michael Strahan of the New York Giants in 2001.
Houston has recorded 248 tackles, 48.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, one interception, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 71 quarterback pressures in four seasons with the Chiefs.
"John, Joel and their staffs did a great job of getting this deal done," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. "Justin has a relentless work ethic on the field and in the classroom, and he provides our team with tremendous leadership. He is a fearless competitor, and we are glad he is going to be back."
Designated as the team's franchis
06/17/15 - OLB Justin Houston walked out of the Kansas City Chiefs facility on Dec. 29, the day after the 2014 season came to an end. His shadow has not crossed the team's threshold since.
As expected going into the club's three-day mandatory minicamp this week, Houston was a no-show. It's the second season in a row he boycotted the Chiefs' offseason program -- OTAs and minicamp.
Last year, it cost him close to $70,000 in fines because he was under contract. This year, there are no fines for Houston because he remains unsigned.
Designated as the team's franchise player, he has not signed the $13.195 million tender offer that's been sitting there since early March. Since he's not under contract, he does not have to show up.
"A couple days ago, I asked him if he was coming (to minicamp)," fellow outside linebacker Tamba Hali said. "He didn't reply. ... He's doing well, working out, getting himself in shape, preparing to be here."
Negotiations between the Chiefs and Houston have gone on for 18 months and it appears little progress has been made at bridging a gap that last year appeared to be Grand Canyon-like.
Houston wants to be rewarded for his 22-sack season in 2014, when he led the league and established a franchise record for sacks in a season.
He is looking for J.J. Watt-type money. The Houston Texans defensive end signed a six-year contract extension in September of 2014 for $100 million, with more than half of that total guaranteed.
Houston and Watt came into the league through the 2011 draft, as the Texans grabbed Watt with pick No. 11 and the Chiefs picked up Houston at No. 70, in the third round.
Both are entering a fifth season and are 26 years old.
On the field, Houston in 59 games has 48.5 sacks, 234 total tackles and three Pro Bowl berths.
Watt has played 64 games with 57 sacks, 295 total tackles and three Pro Bowls.
In the interest of full disclosure, Watt also caught three passes, all for touchdowns while playi