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Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston

(AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.

The Chiefs made the decision to use the non-exclusive designation well ahead of the afternoon deadline.

The 26-year-old Houston set a franchise-record with 22 sacks last season, just a half-sack short of the NFL record. He also made 68 tackles while playing the final year of his rookie deal.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: A. Smith3265
Pass TDs: A. Smith18
Rush Yds: J. Charles1033
Rush TDs: J. Charles9
Rec Yds: T. Kelce862
Rec TDs: J. Charles5
Int: K. Coleman3
Sacks: J. Houston22.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5100 (25)
Passing Yards: 3428 (30)
Rushing Yards: 1918 (10)
Points per game: 22.1 (16)
Yards per game: 318.8 (25)
Touchdowns: 36 (17)
Field Goals: 25 (20)
AFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Denver 1240.750
Kansas City 970.563
San Diego 970.563
Oakland 3130.188
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5288 (7)
Passing Yards: 3505 (2)
Rushing Yards: 2036 (28)
Points per game: 17.6 (3)
Yards per game: 330.5 (7)
Touchdowns: 26 (3)
Field Goals: 32 (29)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/2 J. Houston Designated franchise player
2/26 A. Fasano cut
2/17 D. Avery cut
2/17 A. Jenkins cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/28 P. Gaines illness (Out)
12/28 A. Smith spleen (Out)
12/28 D. Bowe shoulder (Questionable)
12/28 J. Charles hamstring, ankle (Questionable)
12/28 Z. Fulton foot, toe (Questionable)
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