Justin Houston returns to practice, will be questionable against Raiders

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Oct. 25, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Oct. 25, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Outside linebacker Justin Houston returned to practice Friday for the first time since sustaining a hyperextended knee in Week 12.

While Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Houston got “good work in” during practice, Houston’s status for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders remains unclear.

“I kind of said it was day-by-day and that’s really what it is,” Reid said. “He moved around pretty good today, we’ll just see how he does here.”

Reid said Houston will be listed as questionable against the Raiders. Houston put in a limited practice Friday.

Houston, who leads the Chiefs with 7 ½ sacks, has missed four straight games. Second-year pro Dee Ford has started in Houston’s place during that span and has totaled 10 tackles and three sacks.

The Chiefs have a policy prohibiting players unless they put in a full practice, so Houston, who was present in the locker room, wasn’t made available to the media.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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