Saturday August 23rd, 2014

The Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston are far apart in contract negotiations,'s Jason La Canfora reported on Friday.

The 25-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler will play out the final year of his rookie deal, according to La Canfora. Kansas City could place the franchise tag on Houston next year.

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La Canfora reported that there was "no chance" of a long-term getting done. Houston, a third-round pick out of Georgia in 2011, had 11 sacks, one forced fumble and two recoveries in 11 games last season. He has 26.5 sacks and 14 pass deflections in three NFL seasons.

The Chiefs made the playoffs for the first time since 2010 last season and they allowed 19.1 points per game, which was tied for fifth in the NFL.

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