Houston recorded a season-high nine tackles, including his sixth sack of the season, in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins. With Pernell McPhee (knee) sitting out the contest, Willie Young and Sam Acho received the starts at the two outside linebacker spots, but it was Houston who provided the greatest impact of the trio. Even while coming off the bench, Houston (52 snaps) still outpaced Acho (32) for playing time, and that arrangement should continue to hold while Houston continues to produce. A massive bust a season ago, Houston seems to have gotten comfortable with his role as a pass-rushing 3-4 linebacker, as he's accrued five of his sacks on the season in the last six games.
New Bears coach John Fox said he'll play Lamarr Houston at outside linebacker, not defensive end, in the team's base 3-4 defense, reports the Chicago Tribune. Houston, 27, is coming back from a torn ACL he suffered against the Patriots while celebrating a sack in a Week 8 loss. Houston has 17 sacks in his five-year career.
The Bears announced Monday they placed defensive lineman Lamarr Houston (knee) on injured reserve. To take his spot on the roster, defensive lineman David Bass was promoted from the practice squad.
Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston's unfortunate sack celebration comes at a major price. According to Ian Rapoport, Houston has suffered a torn ACL and is out for the remainder of the season. Houston sustained the injury while sacking Jimmy Garoppolo down 25 points with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. General manager Phil Emery confirmed the injury. He finishes the season with 11 combined tackles and a sack.
Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston will have an MRI Monday, according to ESPN. Houston left Sunday's game late after celebrating a sack with his team down by 25. He was carted off the field with a knee injury. Houston finished with four tackles, including a sack.