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Justin Houston cleared for practice, but not for game yet

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Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston rejoined the team at practice on Thursday after being held out of practice on Wednesday, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Raiders remains in doubt.

Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports that Houston has not yet received clearance to play in Week Six after taking a hit to the head and neck in last week’s victory over the Titans. As of Wednesday, Houston reportedly had no symptoms of a concussion but the team appears to be handling it in a similar fashion than if he’d been diagnosed with one.

That makes him questionable at best for the date with Oakland. Losing Houston, who was named the AFC’s defensive player of the month for September after recording 7.5 sacks in the season’s opening month, would be a blow for the Chiefs defense but not an insurmountable one given the rest of their defense.

Even though it falls short of a catastrophe for Kansas City, Houston’s absence wouldn’t be a bad thing for the Raiders’ chances of getting back to .500 on the season.

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21 Responses to “Justin Houston cleared for practice, but not for game yet”
  1. stoogy says: Oct 10, 2013 5:25 PM

    Raiders going to go into arrow head and get a W with or with out huston in the line up! Look for Lamar to have a big game! The chiefs havnt had to deal with a mobile QB yet this seaon and Pryor is going to continue to improve as he has game after game after game! 27-24 Raiders!

  2. nosmak40 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    This game worries me….the Raiders have had our number the last few years and contrary to what the media says, they are a good team.

  3. senoritamje says: Oct 10, 2013 5:42 PM

    Haven’t had to face a mobile QB….Michael Vick?

  4. dt58 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:43 PM

    Hey Stoogy, would you consider Vick a mobile QB? This game worries me as well. Oak has been playing pretty good football this year and are not to be taken lightly. Should be a good matchup

  5. 1twiztidmofo says: Oct 10, 2013 5:47 PM

    stoogy says: Oct 10, 2013 5:25 PM

    Raiders going to go into arrow head and get a W with or with out huston in the line up! Look for Lamar to have a big game! The chiefs havnt had to deal with a mobile QB yet this seaon and Pryor is going to continue to improve as he has game after game after game! 27-14 chiefs!

    Last time i checked Vick is pretty mobile and Fitz and Romo are not exactly pocket passers not to mention the chiefs defense practices every day against a Qb who excels at picking up yards with his feet

  6. stoogy says: Oct 10, 2013 5:59 PM

    yes forgot how Vic ran all over them! So looking forward to this game!

  7. heehungweilo says: Oct 10, 2013 6:03 PM

    In the words of The Rock (WWE) :

    ” It doesn’t matter if Justin Houston plays with the queefs this Sunday or not. The Raiders are going to layeth the smacketh down in narrowhead ! ”

    In all seriousness, the Silver and Black are riding an upswing and should take that winning mentality to KC and pull off the much needed upset. I expect McFadden and or Reece to have a strong running game and Terrelle Pryor having a hell of a game.

    The Raiders need this win to show the NFL and the so called “experts” that this regime and team are for F ‘n real.

    RAIDER NATION !

  8. 7pints says: Oct 10, 2013 6:30 PM

    Good to see the delusional Jokeland fan base is back in full bloom. You guys kill me.

  9. slick50ks says: Oct 10, 2013 6:50 PM

    It’s really nice having an additional bye week to prepare for real football teams.

    This practice should be enjoyable.

  10. beauregard says: Oct 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Raiders pull off a couple of close ones against some cup cakes and they think they’re contenders. Playing the Chiefs and Broncos twice means four losses for the poor old Raiders. The contenders in the AFCW do not reside on the coast.

  11. repmochief50 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:11 PM

    Houston miss Raider week????? Don’t think so. Even so, don’t forget Hali & Poe. Pretty sure they put pressure on the “non-mobile” Vick also.

  12. aldog83 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:39 PM

    If the “CHEFS” lose to the Raiders….at home!

    Their 5-0 start wont look nearly as legit.

    All the best pressure on the “CHEFS”

    Shut up KC.

    your supposed to win this game.

    5 pro bowlers on defense on defense right?

  13. aldog83 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:39 PM

    Go RAIDERS!

  14. kcsam76 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:52 PM

    Not sure why everyone continues to say the Chiefs have such a “great” defense. Last time I looked, great defenses don’t give up 5+ yards on the ground. Look for McFadden, Reece, Jennings and Pryor to have a huge game on the ground. Go Raiders, Go A’s!

  15. raiderapologist says: Oct 10, 2013 7:55 PM

    slick50ks says: Oct 10, 2013 6:50 PM

    It’s really nice having an additional bye week to prepare for real football teams.

    This practice should be enjoyable.
    —————-
    That’s almost exactly what that clown humb0lt said before the Charger game last week. I think the Chiefs have too much defense for Oakland’s raggedy O-line to handle, but if the Raiders do pull out a win, the best part will knowing you will be hiding under your bed for the rest of the season, just like last year.

  16. radrntn says: Oct 10, 2013 8:00 PM

    Hey as a riaders fan, I give props to the chiefs…5 and 0 has to feel good. Just glad to see the chiefs are back in the mix. In all reality Raiders are building their foundation for the future this year. Everybody knows that reggie did what he had to do this year, and Raiders will be much better off next year.

    Everybody also knows Peyton is a heck of a QB, and for now maybe Denver is the team to beat in the AFC West. But I can’t wait to see Peyton play in the cold, and if this is not his last year, next year has to be if he can survive the cold.

    What I am saying is the chiefs and raiders are getting better and their great rivalry will be renewed in future years,while Denver is now at it’s peak, and San Diego Choo Choo chargers are, and have been regressing.

    Go Raiders Sunday!

  17. kibblesnvick says: Oct 10, 2013 8:21 PM

    beauregard says: Oct 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Raiders pull off a couple of close ones against some cup cakes and they think they’re contenders. Playing the Chiefs and Broncos twice means four losses for the poor old Raiders. The contenders in the AFCW do not reside on the coast.

    A lot of teams would be 5-0 after playing the Jags, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and Titans.

  18. stoogy says: Oct 10, 2013 8:28 PM

    The chiefs will be at the bottom of the AFC west soon enough

  19. natelan says: Oct 11, 2013 3:44 AM

    Raiders fans are still celebrating their victory over the Chargers.

    Their version of the Super Bowl.

    At 2-3, Chargers fans are distraught.

    At 2-3, Raiders fans are highly impressed.

    A tale of two franchises.

    See you in San Diego.

  20. normswifevera says: Oct 11, 2013 8:24 AM

    “the Silver and Black are riding an upswing”

    This is what it’s come to for the Raiders. A one game winning streak = an upswing.

  21. raiderapologist says: Oct 11, 2013 3:01 PM

    natelan says: Oct 11, 2013 3:44 AM

    Raiders fans are still celebrating their victory over the Chargers.

    Their version of the Super Bowl.
    ———-
    I wonder what a Charger fan’s version of the Super Bowl would be.

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