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Top Joel Iyiegbuniwe News

  • Seahawks' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Inks deal with Seahawks

    Iyiegbuniwe signed a contract with the Seahawks on Thursday.

    Iyiegbuniwe was limited to playing on special teams last year, en route to racking up four solo tackles and a forced fumble. He appears likely to serve as a depth linebacker in 2022.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Posts no stats in loss

    Iyiegbuniwe didn't record any stats in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with four tackles.

    Iyiegbuniwe played exclusively on special teams, and unless he moves into a prominent role on defense wherever he signs, he won't be a recommended option in 2022 IDP leagues. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Removed from COVID-19 list

    Iyiegbuniwe (undisclosed) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

    Iyiegbuniwe, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Dec. 16, was sidelined for over two weeks. The 26-year-old linebacker has played exclusively on special teams this season, so his return shouldn't impact the Bears' defensive rotations.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Likely out Monday

    Iyiegbuniwe (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Iyiegbuniwe was among six players on the Chicago roster placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. It's unclear whether he tested positive for the virus or was a close contact, though he'll have a quick turnaround in order to be activated in time for Monday's game against Minnesota. Iyiegbuniwe has played exclusively on special teams this season, logging four total tackles across 10 games.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Records full practice Wednesday

    Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

    Iyiegbuniwe first injured his hamstring in Week 3 and he hasn't been able to return to the field since then. The linebacker is slated to be available for Week 6's game against the Packers after recording a full practice Wednesday. Expect Caleb Johnson to continue to fill the void behind Roquan Smith until Iyiegbuniwe returns.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Out again Week 5

    Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    Iyiegbuniwe has been dealing with an aggravated shoulder injury since the Bears' Week 3 loss to the Browns. Caleb Johnson will likely continue to fill the depth role behind Roquan Smith until Iyiegbuniwe returns to the field. The linebacker's next chance to play will be in Week 6 against the Packers.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Will miss Week 4

    Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Iyiegbuniwe was forced to miss the Bears' season opener with a shoulder injury, but he is now dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered against the Browns in Week 3. With the linebacker unavailable Sunday, Caleb Johnson may need to provide support behind Roquan Smith at left inside linebacker.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Won't return Sunday

    Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's contest against the Browns.

    Iyiegbuniwe registered one tackle before leaving Sunday's contest. He has mostly contributed on special teams, so his absence shouldn't have an affect on the Bears' defensive rotations.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Ready to go for Week 2

    Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder) is listed as active ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.

    Iyiegbuniwe missed the Bears' season opener as he dealt with a shoulder injury, but he was able to return to practice this week and will be active for Week 2. His role is uncertain, but he will likely operate as a reserve linebacker behind Roquan Smith.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Full participant in practice

    Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday.

    Iyiegbuniwe was unable to play in the Bears' season opener against the Rams, as he was still dealing with a shoulder injury he sustained in Chicago's preseason finale. Now that the linebacker is healthy, Iyiegbuniwe is slated to fill in as the main reserve interior linebacker behind Roquan Smith.

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  • Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe: Inactive for Week 1

    Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Rams.

    Iyiegbuniwe suffered a shoulder injury in the Bears' preseason finale against the Titans, and the issue will keep him off the field for Sunday's season opener. Josh Woods should serve as the primary backup behind Roquan Smith.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 26
School: W. Kentucky
Experience: 5