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The Tag Means Justin Houston Will Be a Chief (Probably)

Over the last few weeks, I have discussed the fact that Houston would remain a Chief, either by singing a new contract or by being Franchise tagged.That has happened, as of this morning.The Chiefs have placed the Franchise tag on Houston for the 2015 season. That is not unexpected. It was reported that it is the Non-Exclusive variety of the tag. That would allow Houston to sign with...
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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Colts, Dolphins, Giants, Jets, Patriots

Chiefs Adam Teicher writes that the Chiefs’ decision to use the non-exclusive franchise tag on OLB Justin Houston leaves the door open for the possibility that another team could sign him to an offer sheet that could be hard for Kansas City match. If the Chiefs declined to match an offer sheet for Houston, they ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Chiefs lay franchise tag on Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs placed their franchise tag on All-Pro defensive lineman Justin Houston on Monday. The Chiefs and Houston have until July 15 to agree on a long-term contract. If they fail to have a deal in place by that time, they cannot agree on one until after the 2015 regular season. “Justin is […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs put franchise tag on Justin Houston

Justin Houston The Chiefs wanted to stick to their best aspect of the defense when they put the franchise tag on outside linebacker Justin Houston. This comes on the day of the deadline for teams to franchise tag players. Houston led the team and the league in sacks in 2014 with 22.0. He was 0.5 sack off of Michael Strahan’s NFL record for sacks in a season. The franchise tag...
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Who is Kansas City Willing to Give Up to Keep Justin Houston?

The business side of the NFL is about to get turned up a few notches. As of Monday morning teams starting hitting their can't lose players with the franchise tag. In some cases only the player's current team can continue negotiating, but in others the player can talk to whomever he wants, but his current team gets to match whatever offers are made.The Kansas City Chiefs hit star...
Via FatManWriting
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Chiefs franchise All-Pro Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the Chiefs have not announced the move. It was widely expected given the relatively little progress that Kansas City has made with Houston and his representatives on a...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Things between Justin Houston and the Kansas City Chiefs about to get ugly

The Kansas City Chiefs have, as expected, placed the franchise tag on star defender Justin Houston. Game of tag is underway: Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston, per team source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2015 But, all this seemingly ensures is a ticked off Houston will now protest. Per league source, Chiefs used non-exclusive tag...
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Report: Chiefs place franchise tag on Justin Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs may not be in the best cap situation heading into free agency, but they made sure that Pro Bowl linebacker Justin Houston will not hit the open market. Game of tag is underway: Chiefs officially placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston, per team source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2015   In reportedly placing the franchise tag...
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Chiefs Franchise OLB Justin Houston

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Kansas City Chiefs have officially placed their franchise tag on OLB Justin Houston. Houston, 25, recorded 68 tackles, 22  sacks, four forced fumbles and five pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense this year ... The post Chiefs Franchise OLB Justin Houston...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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5 Potential Free-Agency Destinations for Justin Houston

In four seasons since the Kansas City Chiefs made him their third-round draft pick in 2011, outside linebacker Justin Houston has proven to be on a pass-rushing level all his own. In his first three seasons, he had been a decent pass-rusher for the Chiefs, totaling 26.5 sacks—good for 39th in league history over the first three years of a player’s career. But his production exploded...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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