LAKE FOREST – It was a nasty day to start with, nevertheless it was a very dangerous afternoon for one of many Bears’ latest gamers on October 27, 2014.
Already within the depths of a fifty one-23 blowout by the hands of the Patriots in Foxborough, first yr defensive finish LaMarr Houston picked up an enormous sack on a pleasant strain on then New England again-up Jimmy Garoppolo.
What transpired throughout the next celebration offered an embarassing second for the gifted defender.
The autumn in the course of the dance tore the ACL in his proper leg and put him out for the remainder of the season. The second has been talked about a couple of occasions through the years when speaking about failed celebrations, and to his credit score, Houston has owned his half in inflicting the damage.
Now the defensive finish is getting one other probability with the Bears – and coincidentally it comes towards the quarterback whom he sacked on that troublesome day three years in the past.
At present the Bears introduced that they’ve claimed Houston off waivers and he’ll take the roster spot vacated when the workforce launched large receiver Tre McBride on Tuesday. He was on the Texans’ roster the final two months however by no means performed, and was formally waived on Monday. He was with the Bears by way of coaching camp however was positioned on Injured Reserve earlier than being waived.
Now the starter for the 49ers, the Bears face Garroppolo for the primary time since that recreation three years in the past this Sunday at Soldier Area.
After 4 years in Oakland, Houston signed as a free agent with the Bears in 2014 with hopes that he would add an enormous increase to the cross rush. That didn’t occur the primary yr as he collected only one sack in eight video games earlier than the season-ending damage towards the Patriots.
Wholesome and able to go, Houston was again to his previous self in 2015 as he led the Bears in sacks with eight whereas enjoying in all sixteen video games as one of many shiny spots of Vic Fangio’s first Chicago protection. An ACL tear within the second recreation of the 2016 stopped any momentum gained from the yr earlier than.
How a lot he’ll play shouldn’t be but recognized, however needles to say Houston wouldn’t thoughts a redemption towards Garoppolo in his second stint with the…