Bears' Jerrell Freeman (pectoral) place on injured reserve

The Chicago Bears placed linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve with a pectoral injury.

What It Means:

Freeman also suffered a concussion versus the Atlanta Falcons. The veteran linebacker was an every-down player for Chicago last year and will be a big loss for a defense that was on its way up. Second-year player Nick Kwiatkoski will likely step into the starting inside linebacker spot for Chicago.

The Bears defense currently sits 30th in our power rankings with a 14.31 defensive rating.