Bears LB Timu records team-high nine tackles in first career start

December 22, 2015

Chicago Bears linebacker John Timu was making his first career start against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but that didn't stop him from having a productive outing. He led the team with nine tackles (eight solo), including one for a loss.

Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune:

Timu (6-0, 247 lbs.) joined the Bears as an undrafted free agent this offseason. The former Washington Husky appeared in the first four games but recorded only one tackle. He was waived on Oct. 6 and re-signed to Chicago's practice squad, where he spent the majority of the season.

The Bears called up Timu from the practice squad last week, and it turns out he can be a pretty productive player when given the chance to start. The undrafted rookie should see more playing time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend since fellow inside linebacker Shea McClellin is in concussion protocol.