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06/16/16 - OLB Justin Houston (knee) was with the Chiefs during the team's minicamp the past week, but did not make an appearance on the practice field. Houston continues to rehab from the knee surgery he underwent in late February. "There's no timetable, it's just when he's right," said head coach Andy Reid. "We'll just see how it works out."
06/14/16 - OLB Justin Houston (knee) is being held out of the Chiefs three-day minicamp that started on Tuesday. Houston, coming off February knee surgery, has not taken part in any of the K.C. defense's on-field work during the offseason. How much he will participate in training camp and the preseason remains unknown.
05/24/16 - OLB Justin Houston did not take part in the Chiefs' first OTA practice on Tuesday as he continues to rehab from knee surgery in February. "He's here, he's doing good ... he looks like Justin," head coach Andy Reid said. The club refuses to project when Houston will be able to test the knee on the field. "We are optimistic because we know the kid and how much he wants to be back," Reid said. "But we've got to let it heal and whenever he's ready, he's back and we roll from there. We are optimistic because he's so optimistic."
04/22/16 - OLB Justin Houston of the Chiefs is ahead of schedule in his rehab from ACL surgery in mid-February to repair his left knee.
The Chiefs are confident Houston will play sometime in the 2016 season, general manager John Dorsey said Friday.
"I'm not a medical expert, but I can tell you Justin Houston will be playing this season," Dorsey told reporters. "When is a good (question). Not being a medical expert, I really can't definitively tell you that answer. But our doctors have reassured us that he will play this season."
The 27-year-old Houston recorded 7 1/2 sacks to lead the team in just 11 games last season. He returned for the playoffs but was mostly ineffective.
03/22/16 - LB Justin Houston could miss the 2016 season after having ACL surgery on his left knee.
The Chiefs on Tuesday revealed that the five-year linebacker out of Georgia had surgery in February to fix the anterior cruciate ligament. Houston suffered a hyperextended left knee in November in a game against the Buffalo Bills.
Houston, who is only one year removed from leading the league in sacks with 22, had surgery on Feb. 16. Recovery time for ACL surgery ranges from six to 12 months. He could be ready as early as mid-August or as late as February.
Houston recorded 7 1/2 sacks in 11 games last season.