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.