April 23, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Chiefs GM: Justin Houston to play in 2016 after knee issues
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston will play football this season, according to general manager John Dorsey. "I'm not a medical expert, but I can tell you Justin Houston will be playing this season," Dorsey said. "When is a good [question]. Not being a medical expert, I really can't definitively tell you that answer. But our doctors have reassured us that he will play this season." Houston got hurt Nov. 29 against the Buffalo Bills. He had 7.5 sacks last season. Houston had arthroscopic surgery on Feb. 1 and more problems with the knee, including the anterior cruciate ligament, were discovered. "He's ahead of schedule," Dorsey said. "[Trainer Rick Burkholder] and he have been talking on a [regular] basis. He was up here last week. I think they are now working together and trying to work out the rehabilitation process. He's doing great. He's dialed in. He's excited. When you hear from him, you see he's going to be Justin Houston when he gets back here. At the end of the day that guy, No. 50, he'll be here." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.