Good morning, Addicts! Justin Houston. That is all.
Kansas City Chiefs sign Houston – KCChiefs.com
"Houston (6-3, 258) has recorded 248 tackles, 48.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, one interception, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 71 quarterback pressures in four seasons with the Chiefs (2011-14). He led the NFL in sacks (22.0) in 2014 and set the franchise’s single-season sack record, passing late Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas’ previous record of 20.0 recorded in 1990."
Houston, Chiefs agree on $101 million deal – Sam Cooper of Yahoo Sports
"The Chiefs initially hit Houston with the franchise tag (at $13.2 million) back in March, but the two sides were able to come to an agreement before Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to sign franchise-tagged players long-term."
Chiefs and Justin Houston come to terms – Associated Press
"The Chiefs rewarded their standout pass rusher handsomely on Wednesday. The team and Houston agreed to a six-year, $101 million contract just hours before the deadline for a long-term deal, the culmination of long negotiation that made the All-Pro the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history."
Jamaal Charles is more ready than ever – Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today
"That Charles is refreshed and motivated should be enough reason to give the Chiefs optimism that they can play their way back into the AFC playoff picture in 2015 after last year’s 9-7 finish. They made the playoffs in 2013, coach Andy Reid’s first season in Kansas City, but they are looking for their first postseason win since 1993."
Kansas City makes Houston richest linebacker in NFL history – Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today
"The Chiefs have now locked up half of their dominant pass rushing duo and ensured that Houston, who skipped offseason workouts, will join fellow outside linebacker Tamba Hali and the rest of the team at training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., later this month."
Houston is back in business with $101 million deal – Sports Illustrated wire
"Schefter notes Houston is now the second-highest paid player ever, behind Ndamukong Suh’s six year, $114 million contract with Miami signed in March. Kansas City and Houston had until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to agree to a long-term contract, or be forced to wait until after the upcoming season."