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Bears claim Lamarr Houston, who once tore his ACL celebrating a sack of Jimmy Garoppolo

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The Chicago Bears made a notable roster transaction on Wednesday, claiming pass rusher Lamarr Houston off waivers from the Houston Texans. This is Houston’s second stint with the Bears, who released him back in September with an injury settlement. He signed with the Texans on October, and they are releasing him now to make room for Brian Cushing.

Houston had a sack and seven tackles in five games with Houston. He returns to Chicago where he spent the past three seasons. He had no sacks in two games last season, but had eight sacks in a full 2015 season. Thomas Houston spent his first four seasons in Oakland, before signing a five year, $35 million deal with Chicago. Injuries were a problem for him in Chicago, missing at least half the season in 2014 and 2016.

Speaking of injuries, he had a notable one against new San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. In 2014, Garoppolo’s rookie season, Houston sacked Garoppolo for his first sack of the season. He jumped up to celebrate it, and proceeded to tear his ACL. You can watch video of it above.

We’ll see if he can stay healthy this time around.