July 30, 2013 2:52 PM

Chiefs see Justin Houston as even more of a defensive weapon this season

The Chiefs took a giant step backward last season, but not all of their players went that direction. Justin Houston emerged as one of the NFL’s best young linebackers and was rewarded for it by being chosen to the AFC’s Pro Bowl team. “There’s no reason,’’ defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said, “that he can’t continue to build on what he did.’’

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