KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs and outside linebacker Justin Houston’s camp are expected to renew contract discussions Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday with ChiefsDigest.com.
ProFootballTalk.com was the first to report the news.
The contract talks are set to take place a day before Wednesday’s 4 p.m ET league-wide deadline for designated franchise players to have a multiyear deal or extension in place for the 2015 season.
In the event a deal is not in place after the deadline, Houston can only sign the one-year, $13.1 million franchise tender for the 2015 season.
The status of contract discussion between the Chiefs and Houston’s camp have remained in the air since the Chiefs placed the non-exclusive franchise designation on the All-Pro linebacker on March 2.
Both sides failed to reach agreement on a long-term contract, leading to Kansas City designating Houston as its franchise player to prevent him from entering the market as an unrestricted free agent on March 10.
Houston played the 2014 season in the final year of his rookie contract, and then proceeded to lead the league in sacks with 22.
The Chiefs were contacted for this report, but the team doesn’t comment on contract negotiations.