The Chiefs had strove to trade Houston, but no team has been willing to grab the 15.25 million base wages he had been due this season, a source told ’s Adam Schefter. Houston is now a free agent.

Houston, that turned 30 in January, combined Kansas City because of third-round draft pick (70 th overall) out of Georgia at 2011. He immediately showed his enormous overhaul rush skill by getting three sacks in a match against the as a newcomer. He’d 22 sacks at 2014, missing the record by a half-sack.

Houston has never come close to this standard as. His very best sack total in the previous four seasons will be 9.5 at 2017. Houston has 78.5 livelihood sacks, which makes him on the Chiefs’ all time list.

In 2015, Houston signed a six-year contract worth $101 million, making him during that time the highest-paid defensive player in history.

Houston was just a pass rusher for the Chiefs. He had been an superb all-around player who defended the run well. He had been chosen to perform at the Pro Bowl three times and has been a firstteam all pro selection in 2014.

“Justin has generated a lasting impact on the franchise and I can’t thank him for his gifts through time,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement. “These decisions are not easy. I’ve got a great deal of admiration for Justin being a player and person and I need him and his family the most effective moving forward.”

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