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Justin Houston's holdout is over.
It’s about time the team and Houston came to terms.
The Kansas City Star reported the defensive end/linebacker from Georgia has agreed to terms with the team. He was a third-round pick. Houston was one of the last two draft picks in the NFL to sign. He missed a week of training camp.
It is rare for third-round picks to be one of the last holdouts in the league. Houston has a chance to contribute as a pass-rusher as a rookie. He will have to make up for some lost time, but I could see Houston quickly earning playing time if he performs well in the preseason.
In other AFC West notes:
San Diego free-agent receiver Legedu Naanee has signed with Carolina. The Chargers want to add at the position, but never made an attempt to keep Naanee.
Teams now have until 4 p.m. ET Friday to clear cap room.
The Oakland Tribune says Kevin Boss’ signing is Oakland is not a sure thing.
UPDATE: Oakland coach Hue Jackson said top Oakland running back Darren McFadden has a broken orbital bone. He is expected to miss two weeks. While it’s never good for a top player to be injured, I won’t expect this to hamper McFadden in the regular season at all. Restricted free agent running back Michael Bush has not signed his tender. I wouldn’t be surprised if he signs after the Raiders resolve their cap issues Friday. I wouldn’t worry about Bush unless next week rolls around and he still isn’t with the team.
Malcom Floyd’s expected deal with Baltimore reportedly could come Friday.
Former San Diego first-round pick Buster Davis signed with the Bills. He has a chance to stick if he can stay healthy.
Pass rusher Matt Roth is reportedly getting interest from the Broncos.