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Willie Young

30-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears

2015 Defensive Stats

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30

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6.5

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 2...

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2016 ADP:

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 251   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.

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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
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

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. Sam Acho
  3. Christian Jones
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

524

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Willie Young was on the field for 524 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

38

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Willie Young was on the field for 38 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 713 78
2014 625 74
2015 524 38
Willie Young 2015 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 GB 22 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ari 18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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4 Oak 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @KC 20 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Det 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @SD 47 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @StL 46 7 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Den 41 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @GB 59 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 SF 34 4 3 2 1 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Was 56 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Min 29 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @TB 41 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Det 46 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"
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Weight:   251 lbs
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Willie Young: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young (ribs) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Young accrued four tackles and a sack in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins.

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Young will start Sunday against the Redskins with Pernell McPhee (knee) ruled inactive, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Young recorded three tackles and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the 49ers.

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Young recorded his first sack of the season in Sunday's 18-17 win over the Chiefs.

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Young was left inactive in the Bears' Week 3 loss to the Seahawks.

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Young (Achilles) looks to be on the roster bubble heading into the Bears' final two preseason games, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Young (Achilles) has been increasing his participation in team drills this week, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Young (Achilles) passed his physical Wednesday and will not land on the PUP list open training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Young (head) remains "week-to-week" due to his recovery from a torn Achilles, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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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.