News: Houston will receive the Chiefs' franchise tag for the 2015 season, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Per the report, the franchise tender for linebackers in 2015 is expected to be in the $13 million range. Houston recorded a league-leading 22 sacks in 2014, falling a half-sack short of Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5. While Houston's franchise tag from the Chiefs is now is place, ESPN's Adam Teicher notes that the linebacker's situation remains fluid, given that Houston is not obliged to sign the tender. Ideally, the two sides will eventually agree on a long-term deal, and they have until July 15 to do so.
News: The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on Houston.
Impact: The move was widely expected given the relatively little progress that Kansas City has made with Houston and his representatives on a long-term deal. The two sides still have until July 15 to negotiate a contract, and it is not certain whether Houston will immediately sign his tender. As an outside linebacker, the one-year deal would earn him about $13.1 million for the upcoming season.