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.
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.
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.
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.
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