Justin Houston: Dates, Details And Everything You Need To Know About LB’s Offseason

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Why Week 10?

Hypothetically speaking, if Houston doesn’t sign his tender before Week 10, he’ll be forced to skip the season; if he signs it prior to then, he’ll not only collect a paycheck but notch an accrued season, helping his free-agency prospects in the process.

Once signed, franchise tenders are fully guaranteed. However, after agreements are made, players are obligated to attend mandatory activities (e.g. practices).

John Dorsey can withdraw the offer at any time, but considering Houston’s value, that’s not going to happen.

Barring a curveball, the question isn’t whether the linebacker will play this season, but when.