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Bears bring back veteran linebacker Lamarr Houston

The Chicago Bears are bringing back linebacker Lamarr Houston, claiming him off waivers from the Houston Texans.

The 30-year-old Houston — waived on Tuesday — played in five games for the Texans after he reached an injury settlement with the Bears on Sept. 6. He suffered a knee injury in the final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, which led to the Bears decision to release him.

Houston signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Bears in the spring of 2014 that included $15 million in guarantees. However, injuries to both knees limited him to 26 games over the span of three years.

Houston’s first season-ending injury occurred as he celebrated a meaningless sack of former New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in a 51-23 blowout loss in Foxborough on Oct. 10, 2014.

The Bears will face Garoppolo, who will make his first start for the 49ers when the Bears host the San Francisco on Sunday.

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