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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 QB Stafford is back and DT Williams is out

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
The Lions got a boost on offense with Matthew Stafford's return to practice but DT Corey Williams is out Sunday after knee surgery.

Lions DT Williams out 'week-to-week' after knee surgery

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Lions DT Corey Williams underwent knee surgery earlier this week and will miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings, the team’s website reported.

Lions DT Fairley seeks to settle Ala. charges

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
An attorney for Nick Fairley asked a judge to approve a pre-trial diversion program instead of putting the player on trial facing charges of drunken-driving.

Lions place P Graham on I.R.

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Lions placed P Ben Graham on injured reserve and signed veteran P Nick Harris.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Schwartz open for questioning in Lions' loss

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 3:50 a.m. ET
Jim Schwartz's end-of-game coaching brings up some issues with the Lions, the Titans win in spite of C.J., plus more from a wacky Week Three.

Titans get first win in wild game vs. Lions

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, and the Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth-and-1 to finally pull out a 44-41 win.

Key matchup: Lions run defense vs. Titans running game

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Can the Lions keep Titans RB Chris Johnson in check? They have to think they can, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening in today's key matchup. 

Lions place Florence on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Drayton Florence on the injured-reserve list with the designation to return.

Lions claim CB Murphy

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Lions claimed CB Jerome Murphy off waivers from the Saints and released CB Kevin Barnes.

Lions CB Florence breaks forearm

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Lions CB Drayton Florence broke his right forearm in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Davis' two TDs help put Niners past Lions

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:06 a.m. ET
Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Lions 27-19.

Lions' TE tandem can stress defenses

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' TE tandem of Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler can be tough for defenses to deal with, the way we hear it.

Key matchup: Niners interior offensive line vs. Lions DTs

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Tuesday's “Key Matchup” focuses on the Niners' interior O-line vs. the Lions DTs in this Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

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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