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Lake Forest, IL (.com)- The Chicago Bears made several moves in free agency on Tuesday, including agreeing to a five-year contract with defensive end Lamarr Houston.

Houston spent his entire four-year career with the Oakland Raiders, who snagged him out of Texas in the second round of the 2010 draft. He recorded 228 tackle and 16 sacks with one interception over 64 games (60 starts) for the East Bay franchise.

In 2013, Houston totaled 69 tackles and six sacks while starting in all 16 games.

In addition, the Bears agreed to a one-year contract with linebacker Jordan Senn, agreed to terms on a two-year deal with safety Ryan Mundy and re-signed linebacker D.J. Williams to a one-year pact.

Senn, a seven-year veteran out of Portland State, spent the last four-plus seasons with Carolina. He totaled just seven tackles in 14 games for the Panthers in 2013. The 29-year-old was signed by the Indianapolis Colts prior to the start of the 2008 campaign.

Williams was credited with 27 tackles and two sacks in only six games for Chicago last season, his first with the team.

A former first-round (17th overall) pick of the Broncos in 2004, the Miami- Florida product has competed in 133 NFL games and picked up 851 tackles, 22 1/2 sacks and two picks for Denver and Chicago.

Mundy is a five-year veteran, who has picked up 207 tackles, two interceptions and one sack over 80 games with the Steelers and Giants.

March 11, 2014, at 05:59 PM ET
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