Are the Chicago Bears Set at Outside Linebacker for 2016?

December 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Chicago Bears selected seventh overall in the 2015 NFL draft, the team opted to add a young receiver in Kevin White over a pass-rushing outside linebacker like Clemson's Vic Beasley.
The Bears already added outside linebacker Pernell McPhee in free agency to get after the quarterback in new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme, and it appeared that the team was prepared to move forward with defensive ends-turned-outside linebackers Lamarr Houston and Willie Young on the opposite side of McPhee.
Both Houston and Young struggled early in the year following season-ending injuries they suffered in 2014, but both have been two of the best pass-rushers on the field for the Bears the last few weeks. 
McPhee began the season with a lot of fanfare after signing a five-year, $38.75 million contract, and he recorded four sacks in the team's first two games. He has struggled with a knee injury this year, and he missed Chicago's Week 10 contest against the St. ...

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