Lamarr Houston DL CHI 6 months ago

Houston (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday,'s Michael C. Wright reports.

Houston's campaign will come to an end in cruel fashion, as he tore his ACL in a Week 8 loss to the Patriots while celebrating his only sack of the season. The defensive end was a colossal bust for the Bears in the first season of a five-year, $35 million pact, and may struggle to regain the form he showed with the Raiders in 2013 while he recovers from a serious injury.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 6 months ago

Houston is out for the year after suffering a torn ACL on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Houston's injury occurred while he was celebrating a sack in the fourth quarter of the Bears' blowout loss to the Patriots on Sunday. The defensive end, who signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Bears this past March, thus concludes his 2014 campaign with 11 tackles and one (costly) sack in eight games.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 6 months ago

Houston is slated to undergo an MRI after hurting his right knee celebrating a sack in Sunday's 51-23 loss to the Patriots, reports.

Unfortunately for the defensive end, the report indicates that Houston, who entered the game with just seven tackles, may have sustained a serious injury in the process of Sunday's celebration.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 7 months ago

Houston collected two tackles and forced a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

The fact that this performance marked Houston's best outing of the season illustrates what a colossal disappointment he's been for the Bears, after he inked a five-year, $35 million contract in March. Houston has just five total tackles and no sacks through five games, effectively taking him off the IDP radar until he starts producing at the level he did last season with the Raiders.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 8 months ago

Houston had a quiet debut for the Bears in their Week 1 loss against the Bills, recording a lone tackle in the 23-20 overtime defeat.

Signed in March to a five-year, $35 million contract to help fortify the Bears' run defense, Houston did very little to stymie the ground game Sunday, as the Bills racked up 193 rushing yards on the afternoon. Houston's excellent production for the Raiders last season (69 tackles, six sacks) suggest that better days are ahead for the defensive end, but his total production could still take a hit with fellow offseason defensive end signing Willie Young regularly rotating into action off the bench.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 1 year ago

Bears signed DE Lamarr Houston, formerly of the Raiders, to a five-year, $35 million contract.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 1 year ago

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports the Bears are facing "little competition" in their pursuit of free agent DE Lamarr Houston.

Chicago is widely viewed as the frontrunners for Houston's services after missing out on Michael Bennett and Michael Johnson, but it's kind of surprising Houston isn't getting much play. That can all change in a matter of minutes, however. Houston is our No. 1 available free-agent defensive end.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 1 year ago

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears are "pushing hard" to sign free agent DE Lamarr Houston.

They'll have plenty of competition. After failing to convince DE Michael Bennett to leave Seattle, the Bears are going to Plan B. Houston appears to be that. Michael Johnson may also be in the discussion. Houston, 27 in June, has also been linked to the Packers in recent days. He can play both inside and outside and is very light on his feet. The Bears are seeking Julius Peppers' replacement.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 1 year ago

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Packers are "among those interested" in free agent DE Lamarr Houston.

Houston would be a huge get for GM Ted Thompson, who is trying to get quicker and more athletic on the defensive line. Houston is listed at 6-foot-3, 300, but after watching his 2013 tape we believe he was closer to the 275-280 pound range, at least in his contract year. The Raiders have been surprisingly lukewarm on keeping him. Houston is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent defensive end left on the market, behind Michael Johnson and ahead of Michael Bennett.

Lamarr Houston DL CHI 1 year ago

Raiders coach Dennis Allen says the team would like to re-sign impending free agent DE Lamarr Houston.

Speaking Monday, Allen responded to Houston's belief that the team would like to go in a different direction. "We'd love to have (Houston) back," Allen said. "We think he fits our system and what we're trying to do and we think he's a guy that we can build with." Houston tallied a career-high 69 tackles and six sacks across 1,049 snaps this season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 11 4-3 defensive end. Going on 27, he'd generate big-time interest on the open market.