STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Justin Houston, an 8-year NFL veteran and Statesboro native signed a 2-year, $24 million deal on Thursday with the Indianapolis Colts.
March 10, Houston was released by the Kansas City Chiefs. He had spent his entire career with the team.
You could argue that the 30-year-old veteran had his best season last year since 2014 when he was an All-Pro. He notched three fumble recoveries and a career-high five forced fumbles. NFL.com named him the eighth best free agent heading in to the off-season.
Houston told the Colts’ website, "I have plenty left in the tank, and I think some people don’t believe that, so it’s more so what I’m about to show the world than myself, because I know what I’m capable of.”
The move to Indy will require a position change for the former Georgia Bulldog, from outside linebacker to a defensive end due to different defensive schemes.
Houston had missed 21 games over four years due to injury, but he told NFL.com that he is completely healthy.