Justin Houston, Tamba Hali active against Texans

Jan. 9, 2016; Houston; General pregame view of NRG Stadium.

Jan. 9, 2016; Houston; General pregame view of NRG Stadium.

HOUSTON – The Chiefs will have a healthy defense for the first round of the playoffs against the Houston Texans.

Starting outside linebackers Justin Houston (knee) and Tamba Hali (thumb, knee) are active and will see action Saturday.

This will mark Houston’s first game since missing the final games of the regular season after sustaining a hyperextended knee in Week 12.

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah is also active after suffering a concussion on Dec. 3, which caused him to miss four games. Abdullah did not play the season finale due a personal matter.

The Chiefs list quarterback Aaron Murray, cornerback Marcus Cooper, linebacker Dezman Moses, offensive lineman Jarrod Pughsley, center Mitch Morse, defensive lineman David King and defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches as inactive.

Morse was declared out with a concussion on Friday’s injury report.

Second-year pro Zach Fulton will start in Morse’s place.


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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