The Chicago Bears announced Thursday that they’ve placed OLB Lamarr Houston on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
This move was widely expected, considering that a torn ACL typically costs a player at least nine months of rehab.
Unfortunately, Houston sustained a prior ACL tear back in 2014.
Houston, 29 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.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Houston next year 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.