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24 yrs


6'1'' / 225 lbs


Jackson State


Goes to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-19

Detroit placed Houston (ankle) on its injured reserve list Tuesday.

Houston is expected to miss at least six weeks as he recovers from a fractured ankle he sustained in Sunday's 37-31 loss versus Seattle. In his absence, Romeo Okwara is likely to see increased work on the edge.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Multi-week absence ahead

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Houston suffered a fractured ankle in Sunday's 37-31 loss to Seahawks on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Houston is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks minimum, with further testing taking place Monday to determine the best route for his recovery. The second-year pro recorded eight sacks in just seven games during his rookie season, so his absence in the weeks ahead is rough news for a Lions defense that has recorded just one sack in two games this season.

Exits with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Houston (ankle) will not return Sunday against the Seahawks.

Houston's exit will weaken the depth of Detroit's defensive front for the remainder of their contest against Seattle. He had one tackle before leaving with the injury.

Notches eight sacks in seven games

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-22

Houston recorded 12 tackles, including eight sacks, and forced one fumble over seven games in 2022.

After spending the first nine games of the season on the practice squad, the sixth-round rookie out of Jackson State burst onto the scene by recording five sacks in his first four games. Thanks to a monster three-sack effort in week 17 against Chicago, Houston ultimately finished second among all rookies in sacks (behind teammate Aidan Hutchinson) by season's end despite playing just seven games. Entering his first offseason and with more QB takedowns than games played, Houston figures to be in store for a key role on the Lions defense in 2023.

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