On To The Next One: Chris Houston
NFL cornerback Chris Houston was drafted out of Arkansas by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2007 Draft. He was selected with the #41 overall pick and signed a 4-year, $4.25 million deal with the club. Two years into that initial contract, Houston left his initial agent, Eugene Parker, and signed with Todd France. A year after that, he was traded to the Detroit Lions, and ended up signing a 2-year, $6 million contract with that club in 2011.
Houston is now a free agent and likely believes that he is worth more money than what he received in his most recent deal. He also has another new agent. Houston is now represented by Schwartz & Feinsod, a company that works for another high profile defensive back – Darrelle Revis.
The Lions seem to be quite interested in keeping Houston in Detroit. Dave Birtkett of the Detroit Free Press says that Houston has received an offer from the Lions, but is choosing to test the market. Fully expect Schwartz & Feinsod to use that information to their advantage.