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Week 6 Outlook
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Baltimore Ravens have signed LB Justin Houston to a one-year contract, worth up to $4 million.
Houston reportedly had multiple offers on the table, yet turned down the more lucrative ones to play for the contending Ravens. It's a rock-solid acquisition for Baltimore, who lost former Pro Bowlers Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Judon in free agency. While Houston showed some signs of decline last season with the Colts, he is still a more than serviceable pass rusher who will provide a veteran presence for a team looking to win it all.
Indianapolis Colts edge rusher Justin Houston missed Wednesday's practice with a hip injury.
Tied for seventh among defensive ends with 3.5 sacks, Houston has been a steady IDP contributor this season. He reportedly told beat writers that he expects to play this weekend, so we should see him back at practice tomorrow. This remains a situation to monitor, but IDP managers can cautiously plan on having Houston in their lineups for Week 6.
Justin Houston had a productive afternoon in a 38-35 loss to Tampa Bay, recording 2 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one QB hit.
Houston's numbers aren't eye-popping, but his ability to generate consistent pressure on the QB has him quietly on track to have his best season since 2014. He may struggle against New Orleans' elite offensive line next Sunday, though, so consider other options before plugging him in.
Justin Houston enjoyed himself a fine afternoon, logging three total tackles, one TFL, one sack, one QB hit, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a loss.
Houston's fumble recovery was a crucial play that eventually led to a TD to put the Colts up by a point. Unfortunately, that lead did not hold and snapped a three-game winning streak by Indy. The Colts have a much less formidable opponent next week against the Dolphins.
Justin Houston had a fine afternoon, recording three solo tackles, two TFLs, two sacks, and four QB hits in a 30-23 victory over the Texans.
Houston may never match his magical 2014 season in which he finished with 22 sacks, but the nine-year veteran showed he could still harass the QB. With this outing, Houston doubled his season sack total from two to four.