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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2013 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) rushes during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Pro Bowl linebacker is due to become a free agent next season and wants a new contract. The Chiefs would like to give it to him, too, but only if the price is right. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2013 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) rushes during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Pro Bowl linebacker is due to become a free agent next season and wants a new contract. The Chiefs would like to give it to him, too, but only if the price is right. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

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