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Lamarr Houston done for the season after tearing ACL

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The Chicago Bears haven't had the best of starts to the 2016 NFL season, finding themselves without a win through the first two games.

Losing by a margin of two scores to both the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles, Bears fans can be forgiven for feeling particularly pessimistic about what the rest of this campaign has in store for them.

Well, sorry Chicago fans but it's not going to get any better any soon, as Lamarr Houston has just been ruled out for the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL.


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The news was broken by Mike Garofolo of NFL Network, who noted that this is the second torn ACL of Houston's career.

The Bears needed all the good luck they could get in the injury department with their poor quality roster, but it seems they used that all up on Jay Cutler not suffering any ligament damage in his hand. 

It looks like the Bears 2016 first round pick, defensive end Leonard Floyd, will get the big call-up to fill the Houston-sized hole in Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense. Chicago selected Floyd with the ninth overall pick out of Georgia, where he recorded 17 sacks across his college career for the Bulldogs.

Houston signed a five-year, $35million contract with the Bears as a free agent in 2014. He will cost a nice $6.9 million and $8.9 million chunk across the next two seasons. After tearing an ACL for the second time, it is very possible he might not make the end of his deal.

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