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Chicago Bears Injury Update: Lamarr Houston and Matt Slauson lost for the season

The Chicago Bears roster keeps getting thinner and thinner...

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On Sunday, the Chicago Bears were absolutely demolished at Gillette Stadium by the New England Patriots, but that was perhaps not the most embarrassing thing.

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.

Stay tuned...