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November 6, 2019 05:36 PM
Buccaneers' Sam Acho: Signs with Buccaneers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho signed with Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Jenna Laine of reports.

Acho briefly latched on with Buffalo in the preseason but was unable to lock down a job. The nine-year pro will provide depth for the Tampa Bay at linebacker.

September 1, 2019 12:40 AM
Sam Acho: Short-lived stay in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho was released Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Acho was signed just a few weeks ago, but he couldn't prove himself enough to land a depth role with the team on the defensive line, where the Bills will go with players who may be less experienced but offer more upside.

August 12, 2019 10:04 AM
Bills' Sam Acho: Picked up by Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho was signed by the Bills on Sunday.

The Bills have gone the route of adding experience lately, signing veteran defensive backs Kurt Coleman and Captain Munnerlyn, and now they'll add a guy entering his ninth NFL season in Acho, who figures to provide depth along the defensive line and on special teams if he makes the final roster.

March 5, 2019 06:40 PM
Sam Acho: Cut by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears are waiving Acho, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Acho started 12 of 16 games in 2017, notching 40 tackles (27 solo), 18 quarterback hits and three sacks on 639 defensive snaps. He then signed a two-year contract in the offseason, but he was reduced to a bit role on defense after the Bears traded for Khalil Mack. The 30-year-old saw his season end early with a torn pectoral Week 4, finishing with just 27 snaps on defense and 36 on special teams. Acho should be healthy before OTAs if he isn't already, and he primarily figures to draw interest as a depth option at outside linebacker for teams that deploy a 3-4 scheme.

October 8, 2018 03:52 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Sent to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Acho is set to miss the remainder of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle in Week 4. The veteran will finish the 2018 campaign with one tackle to his name, and he'll now look forward to returning to Chicago in 2019 for the second season of the two-year deal he agreed to this past spring.

October 2, 2018 03:52 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Will miss rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (pectoral) will miss the rest of the 2018 season, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Acho sustained the injury Sunday against the Buccaneers. He is on the first year of a two-year deal with the Bears and will look to return healthy for the 2019 season. Acho is a key special teams asset -- having played 36 snaps on kick coverage this season -- so the team will need to find someone to fill that role in his absence.

September 30, 2018 02:20 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Leaves with pec injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho exited Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a pec injury and will not return, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Expect an update on the rotational linebacker's health after the conclusion of the Week 4 tilt. As long as Acho remains sidelined, Aaron Lynch will serve as the primary backup to Khalil Mack.

March 14, 2018 07:28 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Re-ups with Chicago on two-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho re-signed with the Bears on a two-year contract Wednesday, the Bears' official site reports.

Acho saw the most defensive snaps of his three years in Chicago during the 2017 campaign (640) and his output for the club -- 45 tackles (29 solo) and three sacks -- resulted in the Bears rewarding him with a shiny new two-year contract. He should assume his role as the team's starting right outside linebacker again in 2018, but sports little upside as an IDP option.

January 7, 2018 01:36 AM
Bears' Sam Acho: Notches three sacks in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho registered 45 tackles to go with three sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games to conclude his seventh NFL campaign.

Acho's three sacks were the most he's had in a season since his first two years in the league, when he was with the Cardinals in 2011 and 2012. He'll be headed for unrestricted free agency, but after averaging fewer than three tackles in each of his seven seasons he'll be a low-upside IDP, regardless of destination.

December 17, 2017 01:36 AM
Bears' Sam Acho: Notches sack in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four tackles in Saturday's 20-10 loss to the Lions.

Acho had his most productive game of the year, as he recorded his first forced fumble of the season while adding his first full sack to get him to 1.5 on the year. However, with just one game of more than four tackles, he's been a low-volume IDP option.

September 8, 2017 05:40 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Full participant Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday.

Acho was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, but that looks to have been a precautionary move by the Bears. The veteran linebacker should be ready to go for the season opener against the Falcons on Sunday.

September 6, 2017 06:16 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Limited practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio reports.

If Acho's ankle persists throughout the rest of the week, he could be in danger of missing the season opener Sunday against the Falcons.

August 26, 2017 04:32 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Free from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's preseason game against the Titans, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

It seems the ankle injury Acho suffered in Thursday's practice isn't much of a concern. He should rotate in behind Leonard Floyd, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston.

August 24, 2017 10:20 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Dealing with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho is suffering from an ankle ailment, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports.

There's no indication that the issue is considered serious, so it's probably best to consider him questionable for Sunday's preseason game against the Titans until further notice. Though Leonard Floyd and Willie Young figure to see the bulk of the reps in the Bears' third preseason contest, Dan Skuta and Lamarr Houston would be the next men up Sunday if Acho can't play.

April 15, 2017 04:00 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Re-signed by Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Bears on Saturday, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

Acho has spent the past two seasons in Chicago where he has notched 66 tackles (48 solo), one sack, and two forced fumbles in 31 games following a four-year stint with the Cardinals. He figures to once again provide depth for the Bears' linebacker unit, while Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd, and Lamarr Houston figure to compete for the starting roles on the outside.

October 20, 2016 07:16 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Active on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (personal) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers.

Acho missed practice on Tuesday and was limited the rest of the week do to an undisclosed non-injury related issue. He figures to return to a bench role now that Leonard Floyd (claf) has returned to action.

October 16, 2016 12:22 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Set for additional reps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.

Acho figures to get the start at outside linebacker with Leonard Floyd (calf) inactive. Acho has yet to record five tackles in a game so far this season, but that could change Week 6.

March 28, 2016 05:03 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Re-signs with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears.

Acho will remain in Chicago after posting 39 tackles in 15 games for the Bears last season. While the presence of fellow defenders Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston, and Willie Young blocks Acho's path to consistent snaps, his experience should add depth to the Bears' linebacking corps once again.

January 11, 2016 12:18 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Finishes with 39 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho finished the 2015 season with 39 tackles over 15 games.

After being released by the Bears shortly after training camp, Acho quickly re-signed with the club and ended up playing in every game after the season opener. He made a few starts at outside linebacker down the stretch, but typically found himself in a rotation with Pernell McPhee, Willie Young, and Lamarr Houston. All three players showcased more pass-rushing ability than Acho, who failed to notch a single sack.

December 13, 2015 12:21 PM
Bears' Sam Acho: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Acho (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Acho was a limited participant in practice all week, but the 27-year-old looks like he'll still be in line to start at one of the outside linebacker spots. Coach John Fox has been divvying up the snaps fairly evenly of late between Acho and backup linebackers Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, so expect the trio to all see around the same amount of field time while Pernell McPhee (knee) is sidelined Sunday.

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