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Chiefs’ Justin Houston will sign autographs Saturday at Oak Park Mall

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston. The Kansas City Star

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston will be signing autographs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Dillard’s in Oak Park Mall.

Houston, who has 18 sacks — two short of Derrick Thomas’ single-season club record — will be greeting fans and signing for customers who complete a $50 purchase.

A portion of those sales will be donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of the Eric Berry Foundation and their desire to assist families of those battling blood cancers with travel expenses associated with treatment.

Houston has consistently paid tribute to Berry since it was announced in mid-November that he would miss the remainder of the season to battle what turned out to be cancer.

In the Chiefs’ 20-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Houston celebrated his 18th sack of the season by lifting up his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with Berry’s number 29 on it.

Houston then pointed to the jersey and did his signature prayer celebration.

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