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Jerrell Freeman

30-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Trevathan wasn't the only standout veteran Chicago added at inside linebacker this offseason. Freeman arrives after a fine four-year stretch with the Colts, during which he totaled 478 tackles in 57 g...

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2016 ADP:  175.22

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 236   DOB: 5/1/1986
College: Mary Hardin-Baylor  Show ContractHide Contract

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Jerrell Freeman Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Bears in March 2016.

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Freeman has been suspended four games for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

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Jerrell Freeman NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 26 IND 16 145 90 55 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 IND 16 126 83 43 5.5 6 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
2014 28 IND 12 95 57 38 1.5 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 IND 13 112 66 46 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 30 CHI 10 91 69 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jerrell Freeman – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

690

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Jerrell Freeman was on the field for 690 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Jerrell Freeman was on the field for 12 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 764 1
2015 753 9
2016 690 12
Jerrell Freeman 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Hou 74 0 17 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Phi 67 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Dal 68 0 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Det 63 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ind 68 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jax 60 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 87 0 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Min 61 2 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @TB 75 6 9 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 67 4 10 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ten
13 SF
14 @Det
15 GB
16 Was
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jerrell Freeman
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Weight:   236 lbs
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Jerrell Freeman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Freeman recorded 10 tackles Sunday against the Giants.

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Freeman recorded nine tackles Sunday against the Buccaneers.

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Freeman recorded 13 tackles Thursday against the Packers.

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Freeman (wrist) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Packers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Freeman (wrist) is considered questionable to play Thursday versus the Packers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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Freeman recorded five tackles Sunday against the Jaguars.

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Freeman is listed as active for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars.

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Freeman recorded seven tackles Sunday against the Colts.

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Freeman recorded seven tackles Sunday against the Lions.

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Freeman recorded 12 tackles Sunday against the Cowboys.

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Freeman recorded five tackles Monday against the Eagles.

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Freeman recorded 17 tackles Sunday against the Texans.

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Freeman recorded five tackles Saturday against the Chiefs.

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Freeman recorded nine tackles, five of which were solo, Thursday against the Patriots.

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Freeman intercepted a pass and recorded one tackle Thursday against the Broncos.

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Freeman agreed to a three-year deal with the Bears on Saturday.

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Freeman (hamstring/ribs) is active Sunday against the Texans.

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Freeman (hamstring/ribs) has been listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Stephen Holder of the Indy Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

A Week 1 hamstring injury nagged Freeman all season last year, limiting him to 12 games, but he still approached triple-digit tackles on just 764 snaps. Considering he's likely to play about 1,000 snaps this year, Freeman is a good bet to bounce back. He averaged more than 135 tackles per season from 2012 to 2013, so expect at least 120 tackles. Freeman also has strong playmaking skills with nine sacks, three interceptions and eight forced fumbles in the last three years.

2014

General manager Ryan Grigson has made some questionable moves since he took over the Colts, but the acquisition of Freeman from the CFL in 2012 was sheer brilliance. Freeman immediately made clear that he's one of the top linebackers in the league, and he was even better in 2013. His tackle total dipped from 145 to 126, but Freeman improved his sack production from two to 5.5, intercepted two passes and forced six fumbles. He appears to be one of the best sack sources for IDPs at ILB and MLB, and the Colts will presumably try to keep utilizing him in that regard after posting such a high forced fumble total. The arrival of fellow inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is probably a slight concern to Freeman's tackle production Jackson posted 271 tackles over the last two years but Freeman shouldn't fall below the 120-tackle range, and he'll likely remain a standout playmaker in the sack and forced fumble categories.

2013

Freeman made the Colts roster as an undrafted free agent who previously played in the CFL, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor before that, so it would be an understatement to say that his 145 tackles took the league by huge surprise. Freeman rounded out his superb 2012 with two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception he returned for a touchdown. He'll head into 2013 as the top Indianapolis linebacker, even with Pat Angerer returning to full health.

2012

Freeman played three seasons for Saskatchewan in the CFL, where he was a 2011 All Star. He'll compete for a reserve linebacker role.

2008

Will try to make the roster as a backup linebacker or on special teams.