Chicago Bears

Bears place linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve

The Associated Press
Posted: Sep. 12, 2017 7:00 am Updated: Sep. 12, 2017 3:31 pm

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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