Bears place Lamarr Houston on IR

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Lamarr Houston
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Lamarr Houston /

In a day of surprising news, the Bears are moving on from linebacker Lamarr Houston

Big moves were coming, and the Bears have made some surprising moves today as they trim their roster to 53. First, the release of Tanner Gentry. Then, the termination of Jaye Howard. Now, the Bears plan to move on from Lamarr Houston, as they place him on the IR.

Lamarr Houston’s signing was a major disappointment for the Bears. In three seasons he made 10 starts and put up nine sacks. He missed 22 games in total with a plethora of injuries.

Houston played in the Bears preseason finale but clearly did not pass the team’s eye test. There apparently is no structural damage in his knee, that had him out for 14 games last season. However, the knee was bad enough that the team needed to move on.

The Bears will also save about $5 million this year and a touch over $8 million next year to make this move. His dead cap hits will be of $1.98 million this season and just $990K next season. Houston is also 30 years old.

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This news has to be good for Dan Skuta and Sam Acho. The two entered camp on the roster bubble. With the move to get away from Houston combined with Pernell McPhee starting on the PUP has all but guaranteed the two a spot on the week one roster. The two should sub in behind Leonard Floyd and Willie Young. Also be on the look for Isaiah Irving to make the team with this recent news.