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Chris Houston

Chris Houston - #23 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 178 lbs.
Birthday 10/18/1984
Birthplace Austin, TX
College Arkansas
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 2nd round, 9th pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
56 2 2

Lions might not be done adding defensive talent

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
According to our sources, the Lions should not be considered the favorites to land now-free-agent S O.J. Atogwe, but they do have interest in his services.

Lions taking shackles off Stafford somewhat

Posted May 26, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Lions appear to be letting out a little slack in the leash they put on QB Matthew Stafford last season.

Forgotten: Milt Plum

Posted May 25, 2010 @ 8:39 a.m. ET
For a brief period of time, Milt Plum was the game's most efficient passer, as evidenced by the three straight years he led the league in completion percentage (1959-61).

Lions have glut at safety opposite Delmas

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We know that Louis Delmas will be one of the starting safeties for the Lions after a very solid rookie season. But who will line up next to him?

Lions' Cherilus has health to consider

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus is likely one of the Lions who will be most in the spotlight this summer and fall, and he recently had debris cleaned from his knee.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.

Longtime assistant coach Karmelowicz dies

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Longtime NFL assistant coach Bob Karmelowicz died Saturday at age 60, the Lions announced Sunday. The cause of death was cancer of the nasal passages, according to the Kansas City Star.

Lions bring back Army’s Campbell

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Lions will be bringing back Caleb Campbell, a seventh-round pick of the team in 2008 who was not allowed to sign with the team because of his Army commitment.

2010 draft choices by team: Lions

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft.

Lions find seam-stretching tight end

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In addition to the fact that TE Tony Scheffler appears genuinely excited to play for the Lions, the team is happy with the offensive situation it built prior to the draft.

Lions see Best-case scenario

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
Thought the Lions were done with Ndamukong Suh? Oh no. The Lions moved up for Jahvid Best, who helps them in two areas — as a runner and as a kick returner.

Suh continues Lions’ overhaul up the middle

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Jim Schwartz knows defense. And he knows DT Ndamukong Suh fills a major need inside at a position where it can be hard to find special players.

Eagles land Sims in three-team deal; Lions get Scheffler

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles have acquired LB Ernie Sims from the Lions in a three-way trade on Monday. The Lions also landed TE Tony Scheffler from Denver, with the Broncos getting draft picks.

Lions TE FitzSimmons retires

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons retired on Wednesday after suffering several concussions during his seven-year NFL career, including one in December that is still causing problems.

Lions could be looking for other DT options

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Lions would be interested in trading for Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, who might or might not be available, but that interest speaks volumes about the No. 2 pick in the draft.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
The agent for Houston says the player has also agreed to a new deal that will keep him with the Lions.||||||| Detroit has not confirmed the news yet, but it appears to be a done deal.
Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Houston was inactive for the second straight game, leaving the Lions short-handed in the secondary again for a key NFC Sunday night game at San Francisco.||||||| Houston has an ankle injury.
Posted Aug. 25, 2012
Houston left Saturday's preseason game versus Okland with an ankle injury.||||||| It's uncertain how serious the injury is or if he will miss any time.
Posted Jan. 07, 2012
Houston injured his shoulder in Saturday night's first-round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, but has returned to the field.||||||| The Lions announced that Houston was questionable to return after his injury late in the first quarter as he pursued Jed Collins following the fullback's short reception. Houston did not play when the Lions lost 31-17 in New Orleans on Dec. 4.
Posted March 08, 2010
The Detroit Lions have traded two late-round draft picks to acquire Houston from the Atlanta Falcons.||||||| Houston, a second-round pick for Atlanta in 2007, became expendable after the Falcons signed Dunta Robinson as an unrestricted free agent. Houston has three interceptions and one forced fumble in 44 career games, 37 starts.

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