Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
5 days 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.

Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
8 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.

Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
9 months 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.

Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
10 months 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.

Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
12 months ago

Houston recorded two sacks in Saturday's preseason loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

As a second-team player, Houston was still playing in the fourth quarter while all of the Bengals' starters were out of action, but his impact as a pass rusher nonetheless demonstrates that he's progressing well in his return from a season-ending ACL tear. Houston is likely to open the season behind Jared Allen on the depth chart, but his versatility could allow him to see a steady stream of snaps off the bench.

Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
1 year ago

Houston (knee) was unable to participate in last week's minicamp, the Chicago Tribune reports.

After signing a five-year, $35 million contract with the Bears last March, Houston was a colossal bust in Year 1, registering 11 tackles in eight games before requiring season-ending surgery to repair his ACL, which he tore while celebrating his lone sack of the season. The Bears are still hoping to have Houston available at some point in training camp, but the new regime could already be writing him off as a sunk cost at this point. In addition to trying to regain his explosiveness post-injury, Houston will have to make the transition from down lineman to pass-rushing outside linebacker in new coordinator Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense, a role which his hefty 6-foot-3, 300-pound frame appears ill suited. Furthermore, the Bears brought Pernell McPhee aboard on a five-year contract this offseason, which figures to relegate Houston to reserve duties even if he proves fully healthy heading into the season.

Lamarr Houston
LB CHI (9)
2 years ago

Houston (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN.com'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
LB CHI (9)
2 years 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
LB CHI (9)
2 years 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, ESPN.com 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
LB CHI (9)
2 years 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.