Houston recorded 17 tackles and five sacks in nine games played with both the Texans and the Bears. Houston only collected one sack in four games with the Texans, but after the Bears claimed him off waivers, he ended the season with four sacks in five games. He's now an unrestricted free agent who'll likely find work as a situational pass rusher who's demonstrated the ability to create sacks, although his landing spot will ultimately determine his fantasy value.
Houston collected a pair of sacks along with three tackles in Saturday's defeat to the Lions. Houston took advantage of a decimated Detroit offensive line, leading to a huge two-sack performance. He's now posted at least one sack in each of his three games since rejoining the Bears, and he's been an outstanding IDP option after doing very little in his time with the Texans earlier this season.
The Bears claimed Houston off waivers Wednesday, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports. Houston returns to Chicago for his second stint with the team, as he played the past three seasons in Chicago before he was waived with an injury designation days before the 2017 opener. Since then, the 30-year-old appeared in four games for the Texans, posting seven tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one touchdown. He'll likely rotate in on defense and help provide some pass rush from outside linebacker following Leonard Floyd (knee) recent move to injured reserve.
Houston was waived by the Texans on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. With Monday's loss to the Ravens, the Texans playoff hopes dwindled, and the team now appears to be shifting focus toward giving their young talent more experience. Houston joined the Texans in early October, playing in five games for the Texans, recording seven tackles (six solo) and one sack in the process. He now may look for a team hoping to bolster their linebacking corps for a playoff push, as the 30-year-old brings plenty of veteran experience to the table.
Houston recovered a fumble and scored the Texans' first touchdown in Sunday's 20-14 loss to Indianapolis. Houston, who was signed to the Texans roster after J.J. Watt (leg) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) were lost for the season, played 47 snaps Sunday, his most since joining the Texans. He should continue to get opportunities with Mercilus and Brian Cushing (suspension) both unavailable. Since joining his new team, the eight-year veteran has recorded four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and Sunday's fumble-recovery TD.