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Willie Young

32-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

In his three years with the Bears, Young has notched 24 sacks despite being a rotational player at times. He's expected to remain in a rotational role in 2017, but his ability to generate sacks makes ...

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2017 ADP:

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 259   DOB: 9/19/1985  College: North Carolina State  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Willie Young Contract Information:

Signed a three year deal, which equates to a two-year extension with the Bears in July of 2016.

September 17, 2017  –  Willie Young News

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Young recorded a pair of tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

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Willie Young 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
2009 23 CFB 12 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2010 24 DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 DET 14 14 9 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 DET 16 11 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 DET 16 47 29 18 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2014 28 CHI 15 39 28 11 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 CHI 15 30 24 6 6.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 CHI 16 38 21 17 7.5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 CHI 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Willie Young – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Willie Young
  2. Pernell McPhee
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

51

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Willie Young was on the field for 51 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

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

Year Def ST
2015 524 38
2016 713 32
2017 51 0
Willie Young 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 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 31 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Willie Young
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   259 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.88 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.56 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.24 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   118 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   25 reps
GOOD
Chicago Bears Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful

Willie Young: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young recorded a sack and a tackle in Sunday's win over the Titans.

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Young (groin) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

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Young missed his second straight practice Friday due to a strained groin, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Young (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Young had minor arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Young (knee) tallied three tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 37 tackles.

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Young (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Young (knee) is questionable to play Sunday in Minnesota.

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Young (knee) is active for Saturday's game against the Redskins.

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Young (knee) tallied a sack and a tackle Sunday against the 49ers.

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Young (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's contest against the 49ers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Young, a seven-year veteran, is entering his third season with the Bears after appearing in 15 contests, including eight starts, in 2015. Last year, he was second on the team with both 6.5 sacks and 21 quarterback pressures as a follow-up to him recording a career-high 10 sacks in 2014. The 31-year-old was signed to a two-year extension through 2018, so despite the team adding defensive pieces in the off-season, he’s expected to see plenty of time on the field as a pass rusher, and his ability to get to the quarterback gives him some IDP value.

2015

Though Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston were the more high-profile defensive ends brought in by former GM Phil Emery last offseason, it was Young who ended up prevented the most impact on a terrible Bears defense. Despite not starting a game until the second half of the season, Young thrived as a rotational end, accruing seven sacks in his first six games and ultimately finishing with a career-high and team-leading 10 sacks to go along with a respectable total of 39 tackles. Those strong numbers may have been enough to put Young in line to assume a full-time starting role in 2015, but those hopes all came crumbling down in Week 16, when he tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot. Because Achilles injuries are one of the more troubling injuries an athlete reliant on explosion can suffer, Young’s long-term outlook was already in question, and his situation took another turn for the worse when the Bears hired Vic Fangio to take over as the defensive coordinator. With Fangio set to install a 3-4 scheme this season, Young will now have to try to come back from a serious setback while transitioning to outside linebacker, a position ill-suited for his abilities. While Young has recovered faster than expected from the Achilles tear and is available for the start of training camp -- albeit in a limited capacity in the early going -- it’s imperative that he show the new coaching staff he can play the new position effectively. Should he fail in that quest, Young’s rather cheap contract could make him at risk of being cut at the end of camp, a development that nobody would have considered as recently as last December.

2014

Young proved to be an effective part of the Lions' defensive end rotation last season, notching 47 total tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. He was able to parlay that performance into a three-year deal with the Bears. Fellow offseason pickups Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston are the clear-cut top defensive ends in Chicago, but Houston's ability to slide inside and play tackle should open up a decent amount of snaps at end for Young.

2010

Look for Young to provide depth for the Lions' defensive front four.