Houston-Carson has accumulated 22 tackles (18 solo) across 32 games during his three years in Chicago. He has primarily been a special teamer for the Bears, while also providing safety depth. He projects to hold on to the same role should he ultimately earn a spot on the 53-man roster.
Houston-Carson entered free agency Wednesday after the Bears declined to tender him a contract for 2019, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Houston-Carson played in 13 games with Chicago last season, accumulating 10 tackles while working mostly on special teams. The 25-year-old is unlikely to see meaningful snaps on defense no matter where he lands during the offseason.
Houston-Carson was again heavily relied upon on special teams for the Bears, as he reached double-digit defensive snaps in only two games. The 25-year-old is a restricted free agent but the Bears are likely to offer him a tender given his heavy usage on special teams.
Houston-Carson (ribs) is officially active for Sunday's wild-card game against Philadelphia.
Houston-Carson was listed as questionable after not practicing Friday, but is apparently good to go for the Bears' playoff opener. The 25-year-old should serve in his usual special-teams heavy role versus the Eagles.
Houston-Carson (ribs) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.
Houston-Carson did not practice Friday, and he appears to be in legitimate danger of missing Chicago's playoff debut. The third-year pro plays the majority of his snaps on special teams, so his tentative absence wouldn't have a large impact on the Bears' vaunted defense.
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