Report: Bears LB Lamarr Houston has torn ACL

Tuesday September 20th, 2016

Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston has a torn ACL after leaving Monday night’s game against the Eagles with a left knee injury,’s Mike Garafolo reports.

Houston was rushing quarterback Carson Wentz, and his left leg twisted awkwardly as he cut to the left to get around a lineman. He was taken to the locker room.

Houston, 29, signed a five-year, $35 million deal with Chicago before the 2014 season. He recorded eight sacks last year, and made four total tackles in the Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Texans.

Houston also tore his ACL in 2014. He recorded eight sacks in 16 games last season. The Bears’ defense is already without linebacker Pernell McPhee, and lost defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, safety Adrian Amos and cornerback Bryce Callahan to injuries on Monday night as well.


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