Franchise Tag a Necessary Evil for Chiefs in Negotiations with Justin Houston

February 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The National Football League has descended on Indianapolis for the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, and while the event's main purpose is to check out this year's rookie class, there's plenty of wheeling and dealing going on behind the scenes.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, that means sitting down with the reps for outside linebacker Justin Houston. It's looking like the Chiefs and the 2014 NFL sack king are headed for the franchise tag. While it's a decision that will leave the Chiefs facing some tough choices, it's also one the team can't hesitate to make.
Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reported recently that Houston's camp and the Chiefs will sit down in Indy:
It isn't the first time that Houston's representatives and the Chiefs have had at least informal talks about a contract extension. According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, the two sides got together last month in Alabama:
However, there reportedly hasn't been any real progress on a long-term deal, and Mike Ga...

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