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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Another Chief added to Pro Bowl

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  • The National Football League informed the Chiefs on Tuesday that linebacker Justin Houston was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Denver linebacker Von Miller.
    Houston joins Kansas City’s five other Pro Bowl performers from the 2012 season: Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles, Dustin Colquitt, Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson.
    The six Kansas City attendees are the most Chiefs to go to a Pro Bowl since the 2005 season when six went.
    Houston started all 16 games at left outside linebacker for the Chiefs in 2012, one of four Chiefs players on the defensive side of the ball to open all 16 games.
    He led the team with 10 sacks. Along with his 10 quarterback takedowns, he registered a team-high 19 pressures.
    The second-year player finished third on the team with 66 tackles, 53 solo, and tied for the team lead with 13 tackles for loss.
    He forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and recorded his first career interception.
    The Statesboro, Ga., native has played in 32 games, 26 starts, in his two years with Kansas City. He originally joined the Chiefs as the club’s third-round pick, 70th overall, in the 2011 NFL Draft.
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