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Lamarr Houston
Bears' NFL draft preview: Defensive line
Bears' NFL draft preview: Defensive line

As the NFL draft nears we're taking a position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need. Bears status As coordinator Vic Fangio retools the defense, it will be interesting to see exactly what his vision will be up front. The Bears' roll call at outside linebacker — Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Pernell McPhee, Willie Young — is intriguing. It's at defensive end in the 3-4 front where the depth becomes noticeably thinner. New general manager Ryan Pace waited until the second wave of free agency to finalize low-risk, one-year deals for Ray McDonald and Jarvis Jenkins with both players vying to win starting jobs at end. Jeremiah Ratliff...