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Lamarr Houston | Linebacker | #99

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 274
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (44) / OAK
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Bears claimed OLB Lamarr Houston off waivers from the Texans.
The Texans waived him Tuesday to clear a roster spot for Brian Cushing, who is back from a 10-game PED suspension. This will be Houston's second stint with Chicago after playing there from 2014-2016. He also went to camp with the Bears this summer but was released with an injury settlement prior to Week 1. Nov 29 - 4:30 PM

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Texans waived OLB Lamarr Houston.

Houston made it 49 days on the Texans' 53-man roster. His release clears a roster spot for Brian Cushing, who is coming off his 10-game suspension. Now 30, Houston has just one sack in seven appearances over the past two seasons.
Nov 28 - 4:06 PM

Texans signed DE/OLB Lamarr Houston, formerly of the Bears.

Houston also signed 31-year-old DE Kendall Langford. Langford is more of a traditional 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle, while Houston is an edge rusher coming off an injury-ruined time in Chicago following some strong years in Oakland. Now 30, it's unclear what he has left in the tank. But the Texans need capable bodies after losing Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt for the season.
Oct 10 - 10:24 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Lamarr Houston is visiting the Texans on Tuesday.

Apparently healthy and ready to return, Houston met with the Bucs on Monday. The Texans certainly need defensive help after losing both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries. It looks like Houston will find a new team in the coming days.
Oct 10 - 9:01 AM

Free agent DE/OLB Lamarr Houston is visiting the Bucs on Monday.

Released with an injury settlement by the Bears earlier this month, Houston would be a quality addition for a banged-up defensive front if he is healthy. Houston recorded eight sacks in his last full season in 2015.
Oct 9 - 10:50 AM

Free agent Lamarr Houston worked out for the Patriots.

Houston has been making the rounds after visiting the Saints this week. Released from Chicago with an injury settlement in early September, Houston should be close to fully recovered from his knee issues. The Patriots have a 4-3 based scheme, but may view Houston as a fit in the old Rob Ninkovich role.
Sep 22 - 6:14 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Lamarr Houston worked out for the Saints on Tuesday.

Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears earlier this month. He was limited to two games last season, but Houston is just a year removed from an eight-sack campaign in 2015. He would be a solid addition for a Saints defense which needs all the help it can get.
Sep 19 - 8:01 AM

Bears released OLB Lamarr Houston with an injury settlement.

He's been dealing with a minor knee injury but is free to sign elsewhere as soon as he's healthy. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is hearing Houston will be ready to work out next week.
Sep 6 - 5:47 PM

Bears placed OLB Lamarr Houston (knee) on injured reserve.

Houston has a relatively minor knee injury, but it's an excuse for the Bears to part ways with the failed 2014 free agent signing. Houston was previously in danger of getting cut. He'll soon be released with an injury settlement.
Sep 2 - 3:11 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs believes the Bears could release OLB Lamarr Houston.

Houston has suffered a pair of torn ACLs, one in each knee, the past three years and certainly hasn't lived up to his five-year, $35 million deal. He has no guaranteed money left, and the Bears could clear over $5 million in cap space by cutting him. Houston is expected to be out until training camp.
Apr 19 - 11:57 AM

Bears OLB Lamarr Houston has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL, and is done for the season.

He'll be sent to injured reserve. It's been less than two years since Houston, 29, tore his right ACL. Houston led the Bears in sacks last season (eight), but turns 30 in June. In other words, he probably won't be back at his $5.95 million salary. Houston's loss leaves the Bears' front seven — not to mention entire defense — hopelessly thin. Things are going to get worse before they get better in Chicago.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Bears coach John Fox said OLB Lamarr Houston suffered a "substantial" knee injury Monday night.

Houston immediately grabbed his left knee after going down. He is almost certainly out for the season. With Pernell McPhee on the PUP with a knee injury of his own, the Bears are extremely thin at outside linebacker. With the secondary also a mess, Chicago will be a pass defense to target moving forward.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:48:00 AM

Bears OLB Lamarr Houston exited Week 2 against the Eagles with a left knee injury and will not return.

Houston went down and immediately was grabbing his left knee. He tore his right ACL in 2014. The Bears' pass rush is already thin without Pernell McPhee.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Bears OLB Lamarr Houston (knee) has been cleared for the start of training camp.

Houston will be brought along slowly, but the Bears expect him to be ready for Week 1 after not placing him active/PUP. Willie Young (Achilles') and ILB Jon Bostic (back) have also been cleared for camp.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Coach John Fox said OLB Lamarr Houston (knee) is "week-to-week."

Houston has been rehabbing on the side during OTAs, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Houston will move to outside linebacker in DC Vic Fangio's scheme when healthy.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 05:38:00 PM

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