Report: Justin Houston could miss a few weeks

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The Chiefs are in the market for outside linebacker help after Justin Houston injured his hamstring in Sunday’s game.

Houston could miss a few weeks with the injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

Houston played only 22 of 83 snaps and had two quarterback hits against the Jaguars.

His injury has the Chiefs hurting at the position.

Dee Ford was ejected for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties Sunday and also has battled a groin issue. The Chiefs finished the game with second-year veteran Tanoh Kpassagnon and rookie Breeland Speaks at outside linebacker with no available players at the position on the bench.

General Manager Brett Veach is exploring roster possibilities, coach Andy Reid said Monday.

“Brett is dealing with all that right now,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “I don’t have an answer for you but he’s looking at some different options and juggling all that today. He started on it last night.

“I can’t tell you what the answers are.”

11 responses to “Report: Justin Houston could miss a few weeks

  1. A new Lb won’t be able to play in this system yet anyway for a couple weeks.
    But maybe the Chiefs could coax James Harrison out of Retirement to fill in and cut the learning curve.

  2. Well, the Pats got a ton of guys on IR. Or have been banged up for a while…., so no sympathy here….
    Go Pats!!!!

  3. kissbillsrings says:
    October 8, 2018 at 10:05 pm
    Well, the Pats got a ton of guys on IR. Or have been banged up for a while….
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    Yeah. It’s football. Every team has guys that are banged up. It’s not some special issue that only the Patriots need to overcome.

  4. doe22us says:
    October 8, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    Wasnt he the fool that dissed Jimmy G, lucky its a hamstring injury…

    Jimmy’s injury could’ve and should’ve been avoided. Just ask him, he’ll tell you.
    Houston wasn’t speaking from a place of ill will. You, on the other hand..

  5. Pat’s preparing for a heavy dose of the run and screen game. Gonna eat clock and wear out those linebackers. If the DB’s cheat and come up, there’s going to be lots of YAC down field. My guess is KC’s defense takes lots of chances on turnovers or busting plays thinking if they get burned, the offense will bail them out, and if they get them, it will be a blow out like their other games. Should be an interesting game that looks a lot better today than it did a little over a week ago.

  6. Excited to see how the coaching staff game plans for this game for the Pats….. personally I’d consistently pound the rock, do sweeps & throw a ton of short crossing routes & screens till the Chiefs D starts creeping up to stop it….. burn the clock with LONG sustained drives & keep Mahomes off the field & the Chiefs O out of rhythm….. get them frustrated & hopefully get a few turnovers…..
    Pats D has to stop the run & double cover & take Kelce out of the game…..
    Put Gilmore on Watkins…. & whoever’s on Hill needs to press him at the line & disrupt him with safety help over the top…..
    Go Pats!!!

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