Tom Pelissero reports that there’s no structural damage in Lamarr Houston’s knee but the Bears are placing him on injured reserve and will work out an injury settlement at some point.
Houston, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Raiders back in 2010. After four years in Oakland, the Bears signed Houston to a five-year, $35 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed.
It is worth mentioning that Houston landed on the team’s injured reserve in 2014 and 2016 with ACL injuries.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Houston would free up $5.01 million in available cap space while creating $1.98 million in dead money.
In 2016, Houston recorded four tackles and no sacks for the Bears over the course of two games.