The team that was able to win only two games last season will now have three times that many players in this Sunday’s Pro Bowl. On Tuesday OLB Justin Houston was named as an injury replacement for Denver LB Von Miller.
Houston’s trip to Honolulu gives the Chiefs six players in the game. Already in Hawaii for the game were SS Eric Berry, RB Jamaal Charles, P Dustin Colquitt, OLB Tamba Hali and ILB Derrick Johnson. That’s the most Chiefs players in the all-star game since 2005 when a half-dozen went for the all-star ga me.
The second-year player out of the University of Georgia, Houston started all 16 games at left outside linebacker. He led the team with 10.0 sacks (-69.0 yards) and finished third with 66 total tackles (53 solo). The 2011 third-round draft choice also forced a fumble, recovered another and had his first interception.