Bears cut ties with OLB Lamarr Houston

Three-and-a-half years after a previous regime gave Lamarr Houston a five-year, $35 million contract, the Bears released the outside linebacker with an injury settlement.

Houston’s career with the franchise seemed over Saturday, when he was put on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in the Bears’ preseason finale.

Houston had two season-ending tears of an anterior cruciate ligament with the Bears — in 2014 and 2016 — but led the team with eight sacks the year in between after moving from defensive end to outside linebacker. His current knee injury is not considered as serious.

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