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Willie Young: Cut by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears released Young (triceps) on Wednesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Young, who is set to turn 33 years old in September, is the second veteran outside linebacker the Bears have released this week, after Pernell McPhee (shoulder) was handed his walking papers Monday. With no fewer than 6.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Chicago upon joining the team in 2014, Young was one of the top pass-rushing threats on the roster, but carried significant health concerns after having suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in 2015 and requiring season-ending surgery in October to address a torn triceps. Expect the Bears to make bolstering their outside-linebacker group a top priority in the offseason.

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Bears' Willie Young: Entering last year of contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (triceps) notched two sacks in four games before being placed on injured reserve in Week 5.

Young is signed with the Bears through 2018, and in his four years with the team he's recorded 26 sacks in 50 games. Should he make a healthy return to the lineup, he'll be a solid IDP option, based on his ability to pile up sacks.

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Bears' Willie Young: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

This doesn't come as much of surprise, as it was expected that Young would need season-ending surgery. With Young out, Pernell McPhee is expected to take on his workload at outside linebacker, and the open roster spot will allow Danny Trevathan to return from his one-game suspension.

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Bears' Willie Young: Will sit Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (triceps) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Vikings.

Young was listed as doubtful and has now been ruled out for the season with a torn triceps, according to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. Pernell McPhee is likely to receive much of the workload at outside linebacker in his absence.

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Bears' Willie Young: Possibly out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (triceps) will likely require season-ending surgery, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Young reportedly has a torn triceps that will require surgery, which would make him the third Bears defender to be lost for the season. The veteran outside linebacker is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Vikings, but the Bears could take an extra day or two to evaluate things before making an official announcement.

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1011/11/18DET1:00 pm
1111/18/18MIN1:00 pm
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Detroit Lions200.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions14149.053000.0001
2012Detroit Lions16117.040000.0001
2013Detroit Lions164729.0183000.0005
2014Chicago Bears153928.01110000.0002
2015Chicago Bears153024.066.513939.03902
2016Chicago Bears163821.0177.5000.0002
2017Chicago Bears474.032000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Detroit Lions200000000
2011Detroit Lions1400000000
2012Detroit Lions1600000000
2013Detroit Lions1600002020
2014Chicago Bears1500100000
2015Chicago Bears1500000000
2016Chicago Bears1600100000
2017Chicago Bears400000000

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