Ravens Sign Pass Rusher Justin Houston

by Tanner Phifer
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The Baltimore Ravens signed pass rusher Justin Houston to a one-year deal earlier this week.

Entering his second season with the Ravens, Houston recorded one pass deflection, one forced fumble, 34 total tackles, and six tackles for loss in 2021. The 4.5 sacks last season, however, was the second-lowest total of his career. The lowest came in 2014 when he recorded four in just five games.

Houston, 33, was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Houston played for the team until his departure after the 2018 season. He finished out his rookie contract in 2015 before signing a six-year, $101 million extension to remain in Kansas City.

Houston was released after eight seasons in Kansas City. He signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2019 season.

In two seasons with the Colts, Houston recorded five fumble recoveries, 19 sacks, 69 total tackles, and 21 tackles for loss. Despite being productive, Indianapolis was unwilling to re-sign him at his asking price. The complete terms of the deal four Houston to remain in Baltimore are not yet known.

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