Bears claim Lamarr Houston off waivers

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Who says you can’t go home again?

The Bears claimed outside linebacker Lamarr Houston off waivers from the Texans on Wednesday.

Houston played in 26 games for the Bears over three seasons, making nine sacks and 57 tackles from 2014-16. He tore an anterior cruciate ligament while celebrating a sack in 2014 and then tore it again in 2016. The Bears placed Houston on injured reserve again this season with another knee injury before reaching an injury settlement with him September 6.

The Texans signed Houston on October 10 after losing Whitney Mercilus for the season. Houston made a sack and returned a fumble for a touchdown in five games with the Texans.

Houston, 30, has 26.5 career sacks since the Raiders made him a second-round pick in 2010.

6 responses to “Bears claim Lamarr Houston off waivers

  1. Prediction: Blowout loss for my hapless bears; complete with a 4th quarter, garbage-time sack of Garoppolo by Houston, followed by an asinine sack-celebration resulting in a torn ACL.

    My God, I am SO embarrassed to call myself a Bears fan these days. The amount of bad–and frankly confusing–news surrounding this team that I consume on a daily basis feels like drinking water from a fire hose. The lack of leadership and direction is palpable. George Stanley Halas is “resting” in everything but peace.

  2. so much for the speculation that O’Brien waived him so Belicheck could pick him up…instead of a playoff run, Lamarr will get a few more Ls to close out the season

  3. Waste of $$ and a roster spot. He was mediocre at best with the Bears the first time. Would have been much wiser to sign some promising but raw edge rusher off another team’s practice squad and use the rest of this season to see if he’s worth keeping around next year.

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