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.


Outside linebacker Lamarr Houston had two torn ACLs in three years. (AP)

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