Late in the 4th quarter, after Tom Brady had been pulled due to amassing a 4-possession lead, Bears defensive end Houston sacked backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and decided it was appropriate to celebrate.
Unfortunately for Houston, and the Chicago Bears defense, his celebration led to a knee injury that required him to be carted off the field, and we learned today that he has torn his ACL and will be out 6-8 months. Houston signed a 5-year deal back in March.
Also announced by the team today is that Guard Matt Slauson has a torn pectoral muscle, and is also lost for the season.
Does this mean Eben Britton will be inserted into the starting rotation, or will the Bears kick Jordan Mills inside?
Head coach Marc Trestman says the team isn't waving the white flag, and don't intend on being heavy hitters before the trade deadline closes tomorrow, but at this point, we're getting dangerously thin.