IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
1 month ago

Young (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't come as much of surprise, as it was expected that Young would need season-ending surgery. With Young out, Pernell McPhee is expected to take on his workload at outside linebacker and the open roster spot will allow Danny Trevathan to return from his one-game suspension.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young (triceps) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Young was listed as doubtful so this was expected, especially since he reportedly has a torn triceps and is lost for the season, according to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. Pernell McPhee is likely to receive much of the workload at outside linebacker in his absence.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young (triceps) will likely require season-ending surgery, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young reportedly has a torn triceps that will require surgery, which would make him the third Bears defender to be lost for the season. The veteran outside linebacker is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Vikings, but the Bears could take an extra day or two to evaluate before making an official announcement.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young (triceps) did not practice Saturday and is considered to be doubtful for Monday's divisional showdown with Minnesota, Co reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Young can't play, the Chicago linebacking corps might be without three of their starting four linebackers. In such case, Phernell McPhee would be the likely replacement for Young.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Young tallied two tackles and a sack in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Young continued his excellent start to the season by collecting one of the three sacks that Chicago was able to rack up against the talented offensive line of the Steelers. Although he doesn't post many tackles, he's collected a sack in each of his last two games, and that ability to get to the passer makes him a useful IDP option.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Young was able to record his first sack of the season despite Tampa Bay using a run-heavy approach in a blowout win. As a rotational player, he doesn't get enough consistent opportunities to be a strong IDP option.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Young was in the right place at the right time, as he earned his sack on a third-down play, and he had free run at the quarterback as the offensive tackle was forced to pick between two oncoming pass rushers, leaving Young to record the easy sack. Although he doesn't typically put up enough production on a consistent basis, he has upside as a streaming IDP option.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Young has had trouble with a strained groin in recent practices, so his availability for Saturday's exhibition suggests he's good to go moving forward. He's expected to slot in as a starting outside linebacker opposite the ascending Leonard Floyd.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
4 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

As long as this doesn't turn into a long-term injury, Young will be counted upon as a rotational player who is excellent at pressuring opposing quarterbacks. He's notched 24 sacks over the past three seasons with the Bears, and especially with Pernell McPhee (knee) struggling with an injury of his own, Young could end up being a sneaky IDP option should McPhee miss a significant number of regular-season games.

IRWillie Young
LB CHI (9)
6 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Although it wasn't confirmed, the assumption is that Young's absence is related to his rehab progress. Young is coming off minor knee surgery and it looks as if the Bears plan to ease him back into action rather than rush him before he's 100 percent healed.