Timu failed to receive a qualifying offer from the Bears last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. However, the two sides have now reached an agreement, meaning the undrafted linebacker will remain in Chicago, where he has spent his first three seasons. Last year, Timu recorded 16 tackles (12 solo) and one pass defensed in 11 games -- playing mostly in a special teams role.
Timu didn't receive a qualifying offer or minimum tender from the Bears and has become an unrestricted free agent, per the league's official transaction log.
It looks like Timu's time in Chicago is over after the undrafted Washington product spent the past three seasons with the Bears, accruing 59 tackles and two pass breakups in 29 games. Still only 25 years old, Timu should be able to find a job elsewhere this offseason as a reserve linebacker capable of providing utility on special teams.
Timu has missed three consecutive games, but the team's bye week appears to have provided the necessary recovery time. The 25-year-old likely will serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player if he can avoid a setback this week.
Timu (ankle/knee) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against New Orleans.
Timu will be missing his third consecutive game, but he'll benefit from a bye week next week as he looks to avoid missing a fourth straight game. Look for Christian Jones to see an uptick in snaps once again with Timu out.
Timu (ankle/knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Timu is set to miss his third consecutive game, but he'll benefit from the Week 9 bye and hopefully will be ready to take on Green Bay in Week 10. In his absence, expect Christian Jones to take over a majority of Timu's reserve snaps.
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/14/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|