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Rotowire: Nov 18 / 9:16p ET
News: Houston recorded his fourth sack of the season in the Bears' Week 10 win over the Rams.
Impact: After seeing a grand total of 20 snaps over the previous two weeks, Houston was able to raise his count up to 37 against the Rams. Houston may not have a full-time role in hand with Willie Young (46) and Sam Acho (45) outpacing him for snaps at outside linebacker, but he's proven himself to be a capable pass-rushing threat off the bench.
Rotowire: Nov 4 / 9:00p ET
News: Houston played just four snaps in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: It was initially thought that Houston would see an uptick in playing time after Jared Allen was traded a few weeks ago, but it seems Sam Acho has taken the reins of the starting outside linebacker job opposite Pernell McPhee. Houston, who has eight tackles and a sack over seven games, doesn't appear to have made a positive impression on new coach John Fox and his staff since returning from an ACL tear in training camp, and the veteran could be released once the season concludes.
Rotowire: Aug 31 / 6:27p ET
News: Houston recorded two sacks in Saturday's preseason loss to the Bengals.
Impact: As a second-team player, Houston was still playing in the fourth quarter while all of the Bengals' starters were out of action, but his impact as a pass rusher nonetheless demonstrates that he's progressing well in his return from a season-ending ACL tear. Houston is likely to open the season behind Jared Allen on the depth chart, but his versatility could allow him to see a steady stream of snaps off the bench.