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Bears Add to Defense, Sign OLB Jeremiah Attaochu

The Bears continue to bolster their defense, adding OLB Jeremiah Attaochu on a two-year deal. The OLB spent the last two seasons in Denver.

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The Chicago Bears were busy over the weekend. The team, determined to re-shape the roster, added on the defensive side of the ball. As a result, the Bears announced the signing of OLB Jeremiah Attaochu.

The Nigerian born linebacker will be entering his eighth season in the NFL. Attaochu has played for the Chargers, Jets, and Broncos. Now with the Bears, he will provide much needed depth and serve as a rotational outside linebacker. It is yet to be determined whether this signing spells the end for Barkevious Mingo as a Chicago Bear.

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During Attaochu’s time with the Broncs, he played in 25 games and made 10 starts. This past season, the 28-year-old logged five sacks and 31 total tackles.

Defense & Fumbles Table
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits Sfty AV
201421SDG9711000001100002.01082121
201522SDGROLB97151200001100006.055441115176
201623SDG97812.011101241
201724LAC97400.0761101
201825NYJ55110100002.0972151
201926DENlolb97125001103.521147554
202027DENolb97135100005.031247693
Career7423000024011020.514411331314217
4 yrsLAC-SDG3813000022000010.083681519239
2 yrsDEN2510101108.552381411147
1 yrNYJ110100002.0972151
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2021.

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