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.
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.
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.
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.
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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