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 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.
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|13||12/3/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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|17||12/31/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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