Lamarr Houston is making about $6 million in base salary this year.
Sunday, he played four defensive downs.
“It is what it is,” the outside linebacker said Wednesday at Halas Hall. “It happens. If I get to play, great. if I go back and fix it, and see what I need to do, to play.”
Bears coach John Fox said earlier in the week it was harder to substitute the outside linebacker Sunday because of the Packers’ no-huddle. He implied Houston would play more going forward.
“I’m excited,” Houston said. “I’m going to prepare just as I did last week — to get better.”
Outside linebacker Jared Allen guaranteed Houston will “make a bunch of plays for us” this year, and said he handled Sunday well.
“I might have flipped out on the sideline,” he said.
Cristall is a talented forward in his own right and a potential Blackhawks target with the 19th or 35th pick. But he’s also notable as the longtime best friend of Bedard, the Hawks’ guaranteed first pick.
The Sox’ pitching staff bent and bent and bent through eight innings of Saturday’s 5-1 loss. Eventually, three outs away from the club’s seventh win in eight games, it broke.
‘‘Why would I care about the playoffs right now when we’ve gotta worry about us and getting back to where we need to be as a team?’’ Grifol asked.
‘Money player’ Cooper Malamazian and Nazareth beat Grayslake Central to win a second consecutive Class 3A state title
Nazareth (34-6) won its second consecutive title while starting just two seniors, centerfielder Lucas Smith and pitcher Finn O’Meara.
The 45th annual festival in the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community continues all weekend.