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Detroit Lions


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-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions this Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Lions' skill apparent, as is need for discipline

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
The Lions have the talent to compete with the NFC's best, and at 7-5 they remain primary playoff contenders, but more discipline is needed as they enter the final quarter.

Injuries, discipline for Suh potential problems for Lions

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 9 p.m. ET
The fallout from the Lions' loss to the Packers could extend beyond the holiday. 

Lions RB Smith, FS Delmas hurt in game

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 9:34 p.m. ET
Detroit RB Kevin Smith left Thursday's game and didn't return. The Lions' secondary also was hit by injuries, and the Packers lost a pair of linebackers.

Lions CB Houston going to school on opposition

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Lions CB Chris Houston is working to understand the opposition even better this season after a solid showing in 2010, he told PFW.

Lions re-sign CB Houston

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
CB Chris Houston has agreed to a two-year contract with the Lions, filling a major area of need for the team.

Pass rush could lessen blow if Lions don't add big-name cornerback

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
There is some sentiment that if the Lions don't sign a top free-agent cornerback, the team will not be in dire straits thanks to what should be a strong pass rush.

Lions could still add on the corner

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Entering last season there was little question: Cornerback was, by far, the team's biggest need. Times have changed a bit.

Lions hope to strike gold again at corner

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' philosophy the past few seasons has been that they will take a chance on young, talented football players, and nowhere has that been more evident — and successful — than at cornerback.

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

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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