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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

Lions come from behind to stun Eagles

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime and the Lions overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.

Hanson knows opposition itching to face Lions' special teams

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Lions PK Jason Hanson knows teams will be eager to face Detroit's special teams after some recent breakdowns. 

Suh will not be ticketed for traffic incident

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh will not receive a ticket for allegedly sideswiping another vehicle early Thursday morning.

Alex Karras: A football player and actor, too

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Alex Karras is best remembered for his acting but as a player he was one of the most dominant interior linemen of the 1950s and ’60s.

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Lions' defense in the 1960s before going on to an acting career died Wednesday.

Lions looking healthier after open date

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Louis Delmas and Cliff Avril were on the practice field, looking healthy after a much-needed open date for the Lions.

Former Lions great Karras' condition worsens

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Lions' problems much deeper than awful special teams

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, Detroit’s dismal special-teams play might be indicative of a deeper problem beneath the surface.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Jets add former Lions CB Berry

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
The Jets signed former Lions CB Aaron Berry to a two-year deal.

Two return TDs help lift Vikings past Lions

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, helping the Vikings beat the Lions 20-13 Sunday.

Lions' special-teams coverage again an issue to watch

Posted Sept. 29, 2012 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' special-teams coverage was victimized by some bad luck in a loss at Tennessee, but it was also outexecuted. 

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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