The New York Giants have been unable to get a deal done with their first round pick, Nebraska Cornerback, Prince Amukamara.
But he's a first round selection not a third round pick like Houston.
Aaron Wilson of Scout.com/Fox Sports has learned that Houston's deal will earn the former Georgia Bulldog, $2.78 Million over the next four years. In addition to the guaranteed contract, Houston received a $671,000 signing bonus.
Last April, Houston slid to the third round thanks in large part to a failed drug test at the Indianapolis Combines.
The Chiefs, who despite the report about the failed drug test, brought Houston into Kansas City for a visit prior to April's NFL draft.
So the organization was well aware of the report. And after Houston was selected by the Chiefs, Kansas City General Manager Scott Pioli seemed convinced that his third round pick had learned from his mistakes.
Prior to his incident at the NFL Combines, most Mock Drafts felt that Houston was a sure fire first round draft pick. So in round three, Pioli took a calculated risk on a player that he normally stays clear of.
At the moment, based on the fact that Houston was the second to last draft pick to get signed, Pioli knows that his third round pick has lost some valuable practice time with the Chiefs other draft picks who have been in camp for nearly a week learning the Chiefs schemes.
But despite his turbulent beginning with the Chiefs, Houston is expected to compete with Linebacker Andy Studebaker for the teams starting outside linebacker slot left vacant by the retirement of veteran Mike Vrabel.
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