Justin Houston cleared for football activities
The Kansas City Chiefs announced some great news on Wednesday afternoon, with Justin Houston coming back to the field shortly.
Kansas City is 2-2 and coming off its bye week, and there is already some huge news coming from One Arrowhead Drive. Trainer Rick Burkholder spoke at the presser and announced that outside linebacker Justin Houston was cleared by Dr. James Andrews for football activities, effective immediately. Houston is not allowed to practice until Monday because he is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which means six weeks of no activities.
However, once Monday rolls around, Houston can practice. The Chiefs will have 21 days (starting on Monday) to decide when Houston comes off the PUP list and joins the active roster.
Obviously, this is great news. Houston is the best player the Chiefs have and he will completely change the way teams gameplan against Kansas City. Houston was a Pro Bowler for the fifth consecutive season in 2015, despite missing the final five regular-season games with a non-functioning ACL. Somehow, he played in both playoff games with it.
Kansas City will be far different defensively once Houston returns to the lineup. Let’s not forget this is a man who earned a six-year, $101 million deal after racking up 22 sacks in 2014, only a half-sack away from the all-time single-season record.