Chiefs LB Justin Houston Makes "NFL Top 100" List Once Again

For the fourth time in his career, Houston was honored amongst his peers

The Kansas City Chiefs had nine players honored on this year's "NFL Top 100" list, which was the most of any team in the league.

The rankings come from votes of 700 current NFL players and are revealed 10 players at a time every Wednesday night on NFL Network.

It shouldn't surprise anyone who follows this team that the Chiefs have more players than any other team on this list as they are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball, and that's only further proven by these rankings.

The ninth and final Chiefs player to be named to the list also shouldn't come as any surprise as he has proven to be one of the elite defensive players in the NFL over the past few seasons.

For the fourth time in his career, Justin Houston was honored as he came in at No. 26 on this year's list.

Over the past three years, Houston has racked up 40.5 sacks, which is second best in the NFL over during that time.

Last year, despite playing in just 11 games because of a knee injury, Houston finished the season with 25 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 2 interceptions—one of which was returned for a touchdown.

Here's a look at the other Chiefs players who were named to the "NFL Top 100" list:

Houston is currently working his way back from offseason knee surgery.

Here's what Chiefs coach Andy Reid had to say about Houston at the end of the veteran minicamp:

"I don't know how much he's going to do in (training) camp," Reid said of Houston. "But listen, he's where he needs to be right now. He's a hard worker, so he's bound and determined to get back. I've told you before, when you're around him, you have this optimism.

"I feel optimistic that he's going to be back in a short period of time, but in reality, it's going to take a little bit – and that's okay. You've got other guys that will step in, step up for him at that spot until he gets back. The important thing is he gets back, that he's healthy and that you don't rush it and do something foolish."

Justin Houston during the 2014 season.

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