The Indianapolis Colts have reached settlement with former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston on a two-year, $24 million contract, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
The Chiefs launched Houston on March 10 after failing to discover a commerce companion for his or her four-time Professional Bowl linebacker. He had been due a $15.25 million base wage in 2019.
A supply informed Schefter that the Colts inquired about buying and selling for former Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford however ultimately determined to carry on to draft-pick compensation and as a substitute turned their consideration to Houston.
Houston, who turned 30 in January, joined the Chiefs as a third-round draft decide (70th general) from Georgia in 2011. He shortly confirmed his pass-rush potential by getting three sacks in a sport towards the Bears as a rookie. He had 22 sacks in 2014, lacking the NFL report by a half-sack.
Houston hasn’t come near that commonplace since. His finest sack complete within the final 4 seasons is 9.5 in 2017. Houston has 78.5 profession sacks, fourth on the Chiefs’ all-time record.
In 2015, Houston signed a six-year contract price $101 million, making him on the time the highest-paid defensive participant in NFL historical past.
Houston was greater than only a pass-rusher for the Chiefs. He was a superb all-around participant who defended the run nicely. He was a first-team All-Professional choice in 2014.
ESPN’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.