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Jerrell Freeman

31-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Age and durability are concerns for Freeman, as he hasn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2013, though last year's four missed contests were due to a PED suspension. When he's on the field...

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2017 ADP:  159.64

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Pectoral
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 230   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.

September 12, 2017  –  Jerrell Freeman News

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The Bears placed Freeman (pectoral, concussion) on injured reserve Tuesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times 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 12 110 86 24 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 CHI 1 10 7 3 0 0 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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#3 Inside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

56

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Jerrell Freeman was on the field for 56 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Jerrell Freeman was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 753 9
2016 806 13
2017 56 0
Jerrell Freeman 2017 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 Atl 56 0 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB
3 Pit
4 @GB
5 Min
6 @Bal
7 Car
8 @NO
9 BYE Bye Week
10 GB
11 Det
12 @Phi
13 SF
14 @Cin
15 @Det
16 Cle
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:   230 lbs
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Jerrell Freeman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Freeman (concussion) also suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday's loss to Atlanta, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Freeman entered the league's concussion protocol following Sunday's game, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Freeman tallied 10 tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he finished the year with 110 tackles in 12 games played.

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Freeman recorded nine tackles in Saturday's 41-21 loss to Washington.

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Freeman was activated from the exempt list Friday.

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Freeman returned from his four-game suspension Monday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 games, and he should provide a similar presence on the interior of Chicago's 3-4. The main concern with Freeman is that he missed seven games over the last two years with a variety of nagging injuries, which isn't the most reassuring thing when a player hits age 30. Still, if he's on the field Freeman should offer steady production in tackles and even sacks (12 in the last four years).

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.