IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Houston (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve on Thursday

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Houston has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Houston's knee injury he suffered in Monday night's loss to the Eagles is significant according to head coach John Fox.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Houston suffered a knee injury and will not return for the Bears' matchup against the Eagles on Monday night, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Houston has been knocked out of Monday's matchup with the Eagles due to a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the injury is currently unknown. Expect an update on his status when the team releases more information.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Houston recorded four tackles Saturday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Houston was able to pressure Alex Smith into a hurried pass in addition to the tackles he recorded, but he didn't have a major impact against a Chiefs' offense that moved the ball up and down the field throughout the first half. He's looking to build on a strong finish to the 2015 season, and he could emerge as a useful IDP option.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
4 months ago

Houston notched two tackles Thursday against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Houston started at defensive end, but with the Patriots getting passes out of quarterback Jimmy Garropolo's hands quickly, he was unable to generate much pressure. After posting seven sacks over the last nine games of 2015, he's worth consideration as an IDP option, especially if he can put together a full season of solid play.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
12 months ago

Houston recorded a season-high nine tackles, including his sixth sack of the season, in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
1 year ago

Houston recorded his fourth sack of the season in the Bears' Week 10 win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing a grand total of 20 snaps over the previous two weeks, Houston was able to raise his count up to 37 against the Rams. Houston may not have a full-time role in hand with Willie Young (46) and Sam Acho (45) outpacing him for snaps at outside linebacker, but he's proven himself to be a capable pass-rushing threat off the bench.

IRLamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
1 year ago

Houston played just four snaps in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was initially thought that Houston would see an uptick in playing time after Jared Allen was traded a few weeks ago, but it seems Sam Acho has taken the reins of the starting outside linebacker job opposite Pernell McPhee. Houston, who has eight tackles and a sack over seven games, doesn't appear to have made a positive impression on new coach John Fox and his staff since returning from an ACL tear in training camp, and the veteran could be released once the season concludes.