Let me clarify that headline: a very, very STRONG monster.
KC Chiefs LB Justin Houston did not show up to the start of the voluntary offseason program on Monday as we all expected. He has not signed his franchise tag as the two sides continue to discuss a long-term deal.
As players were speaking to the media at Arrowhead, Houston posted this tweet of him benching 425 pounds. Say that again: 425 pounds. Wowza!
I keep saying this but it's worth repeating: Houston missed all of last offseason and came back to record 22 sacks. Don't worry about him. When the time comes, he'll be ready.
Andy Reid and several Chiefs players were asked about Houston at Monday's media session. Here's what they said....
Andy Reid on the negotiations: "I know on the other side that Justin is going to work his tail off because that's the way he's wired. He's going to make sure he's ready to go when the time comes."
Derrick Johnson on Houston: "I probably shouldn't talk about guys that aren't here. But when the season hits, we'll have all of our bullets."
Tyvon Branch on what brought him to KC: "Houston and Tamba Hali. Whenever you can play behind pass rushers like that, you're going to jump at the opportunity."
Dee Ford on what Houston's been up to: "He's working, you know what I mean? He's working. That's all we can do in this offseason is work That's all we talk about. We don't talk about where we are as far as business-wise. We don't do that. We don't get into each other's business like that."