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Bears Place DE Lamarr Houston On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

The Chicago Bears announced Monday that they have placed DE Lamarr Houston on season-ending injured reserve and signed DE David Bass from their practice squad.

This should come as no surprise given that Houston suffered a torn ACL while celebrating a sack on rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo during Week 8’s blowout loss to the Patriots. The injury was very similar to the season-ending knee injury Lions LB Stephen Tulloch suffered while celebrating a sack of Aaron Rodgers a few weeks ago.

Houston, 27, signed a five-year, $35 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed with the Bears back in March. He’s under team control through the 2018 season.

Houston’s first year with the Bears ends with him recording 11 tackles, one sack, a fumble recovery and one pass defense over the course of eight games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 defensive end in a 4-3 defense.