Report: Chiefs, Justin Houston far apart in contract talks

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

The Kansas City Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston remain far apart in contract negotiations, reports Pro Football Talk.

Houston, who is still playing under his rookie contract, is vying for a new deal with the team. 

According to the report, Houston was offered a new contract, which was turned down. Houston skipped mini-camp and the team’s entire offseason program in an effort to secure a new contract. 

Houston, 25, recorded 44 total tackles and a career-high 11 sacks in 11 games last season for Kansas City. He has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and is scheduled to make $1,406,000 this season in the final year of rookie deal. 

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Per a league source, a “huge” gap current exists between the team’s offer and Houston’s demands. If they don’t work out new deals with Houston and Alex Smith, they’ll have to choose between them.  

- Scooby Axson 


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