Houston signed a one-day contract Wednesday to retire as a member of the Raiders.
Houston hasn't seen game action since 2017 but made his retirement official this week. The eight-year veteran spent time with the Raiders, Bears and Texans, and he totaled 302 tackles, 30 tackles, five forced fumbles and one interception in 100 career games.
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.
Houston collected a sack and one tackle in Sunday's 33-7 victory over the Bengals.
Since being acquired on November 29, Houston got into the sack column for the second game in a row. He's taken advantage of a rash of defensive injuries that's allowed him to become a regular part of Chicago's defensive rotation. Since he rarely piles up tackles, he's a sack-dependent IDP.
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.
Houston is expected to sign with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Houston was released by the Bears just before the beginning of the regular season after suffering a knee injury during the preseason. His signing indicates the veteran linebacker is now back to full strength. Houston could become a key cog in the Texans defense, especially considering Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) will likely be ruled out for the season.
The Bears released Houston (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Houston's underwhelming tenure in Chicago officially came to a close Wednesday. The 2010 second-rounder ultimately finished his three seasons in the Windy City with 57 total tackles and nine sacks. He's immediately eligible to sign with another team after agreeing to an injury settlement.
Houston (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Fortunately, Houston didn't suffer any structural damage in his knee after going down in the preseason finale. He and the team are expected to reach an injury settlement in the coming days.
Houston's knee injury is not a major one, but he remains without a timetable for a return, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
This is great news for Houston, who has suffered two torn ACLs in the past three seasons and was unable to return after suffering a knee injury in Thursday's preseason finale. Houston should be considered week-to-week for now.
Houston (knee) won't return to Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, Chris Emma of CBS Chicago reports.
Houston, who's suffered two torn ACLs in the past three years, can't seem to catch a break. It remains to be seen how severe this injury could be.
Houston recorded a sack and forced a fumble in Sunday's victory over the Titans.
Houston was playing late in the fourth quarter, and made his impact against the Titans' backups. He's expected to be a rotational player who may not be consistent enough to be considered for IDP leagues.
Houston (knee) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Houston missed out on last week's exhibition as he was still working his way back to full speed following surgery to repair a torn ACL. He seems to have fallen behind Leonard Floyd and Willie Young on the depth chart and will face added competition for snaps when Pernell McPhee (knee) eventually returns. However, Houston should remain a key member of the rotation at outside linebacker and could push for a double-digit sack total should he remain healthy for the duration of the campaign. In his last full season with the Bears in 2015, the Texas product notched 42 tackles, eight sacks and a fumble recovery.
Houston (knee - ACL) is on schedule in his recovery, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Houston only lasted until Week 2 last season before tearing his ACL for the second time in three years -- but this time it was in his left knee and not his right. Despite participating in the Bears' OTAs this spring, the 2010 second-rounder hesitated to say whether he's returned to full strength. Thus, it seems like he's not quite there yet, but it doesn't seem like it will take much longer either.
Houston (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve on Thursday
Houston ends his season prematurely due to a torn ACL for the second time in three seasons, a tough break for one of the league's best pass rushers. In two games, the linebacker registered four tackles, but it could be argued that his leadership on a young Bears' defense is what will be missed the most. Rookie Leonard Floyd now steps in as the starting weakside linebacker after impressive the coaching staff through the first two games, recording eight tackles and 0.5 sacks thus far.
Houston has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.
Houston famously tore the ACL in his other knee in 2014 while celebrating a meaningless sack in the closing minutes of a blowout loss. He bounced back with a team-high eight sacks last season, making this yet another major loss for an injury-ravaged Chicago defense. If there's a silver lining, it's that first-round rookie Leonard Floyd could get more snaps in what's starting to look like a rebuilding year.
The knee injury Houston suffered in Monday night's loss to the Eagles is significant, according to head coach John Fox.
Houston didn't play the entire second half of Monday's loss, but it seems like the linebacker is in danger of missing far more time. While Fox didn't give out any concrete information, referring to an injury as "significant" is not a reassuring sign for the Bears' defense. Look for more updates to come later in the week and expect Leonard Floyd to fill in during Houston's absence.
Houston suffered a knee injury and will not return for the Bears' matchup against the Eagles on Monday night, ESPN reports.
The details of his injury are unclear at this point in time. Leonard Floyd will presumably take Houston's place at outside linebacker for the remainder of the game.
Houston has been knocked out of Monday's matchup with the Eagles due to a knee injury.
The severity of the injury is currently unknown. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information.
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