Chiefs considering trading star pass rusher Justin Houston

Brett Veach recently spoke about Justin Houston’s future at the NFL Combine on Thursday. More

Brett Veach recently spoke about Justin Houston’s future at the NFL Combine on Thursday. More

Veach, the Chiefs' aggressive general manager, applauded Houston several times Thursday during his media session at the National Football League scouting combine.

Veach's admiration for Houston, the 30-year-old outside linebacker, is honest. Yet Veach also knows what he's required to do this offseason with the objective to fix a struggling defensive unit: He can't prioritize loyalty over making necessary changes.

A report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the Chiefs have trade talks centered on pass rusher Justin Houston.

Houston is 30-years-old and has missed 21 games over the last four years.

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"Obviously, I've seen it myself out there", Veach said. There's 32 teams here, every personnel member is here, and we're staying in the same hotels. There's a lot of dialogue.

If the Chiefs cut or trade Houston before June 1, they would carry $7.1 million in dead money, but get $14 million back in cap space. Houston had a career-high 22 sacks in 2014. We'll kinda handle that information we get, what's real and not real. "It's a good problem to have, he's a great player".

Houston looked like he was going to be the next great NFL pass rusher when he came into the league. But injuries over the next two seasons set him back.

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