Bears place linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have placed inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve, another hit for a team coming off a three-win season.
A sixth-year pro, Freeman suffered a pectoral injury and concussion in a season-opening loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
Freeman led Chicago with 110 tackles – a team-high 86 solo – last season. He was with the Colts from 2012-2015.
The Bears also placed receiver Kevin White on injured reserve for the third straight season Tuesday because of a broken shoulder. Receiver Tanner Gentry and linebacker Jonathan Anderson were promoted from the practice squad.
Nick Kwiatkoski figures to replace Freeman in the lineup.
The Bears – last in the NFC North in 2016 – visit Tampa Bay this week.
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