Three-and-out: Observations from Bears-Colts

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THREE AND OUT

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In an important next step for both men, outside linebackers Lamarr Houston and Willie Young made their preseason game debuts in Indianapolis.

Both are trying to convert from defensive end while testing their surgically repaired bodies. Houston tore his right ACL in October celebrating a garbage-time sack, while Young tore his left Achilles’ tendon in December after being the Bears’ de facto defensive MVP.

Houston was credited with a quarterback hit.

Speed demon

Jeremy Langford posted the night’s Most Exciting Play, Non-Jay Cutler Goal-Line Truck Edition, when he rattled off a 46-yard run in the third quarter.

Had he not stumbled a bit at the 25 on the inside zone run, Langford likely would have run for a 63-yard score.

One week after Ka’Deem Carey stated his case, Langford was still clearly the Bears’ No. 3 running back behind Matt Forte and Jacquizz Rodgers. Carey didn’t get his first touch until he replaced the winded Langford after the long run.

Langford scored later in the quarter, reversing course on a stretch play for a two-yard touchdown.

Nose for the ball

Second-year cornerback Terrance Mitchell continued to impress with his aggressiveness, picking off Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in the second quarter.

Mitchell had a pass deflection in the first preseason game before leaving after a helmet-to-helmet hit. With Kyle Fuller struggling and Tracy Porter banged up, Mitchell is stating his case for playing time.

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