Bears ILB Shea McClellin carted into locker room vs. Chiefs

The Bears will have to tighten up on run defense without linebacker Shea McClellin.
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Chicago Bears inside linebacker Shea McClellin was carted into the locker room with a knee injury during the team’s Week 5 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Shortly after that, the Bears ruled him out for the remainder of the game.

McClellin was injured while making a tackle on the first play of the second half. He left the game with a team-leading five tackles (four solo).

Before suffering a knee injury on Sunday, McClellin had played every single snap this season. He has come a long way in Vic Fangio’s new 3-4 defense, after failing to catch on as a defensive end and as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme.

The Bears will miss McClellin most as a run defender while he is sidelined.

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