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Bears ink Acho to one-year contract

Posted Apr 15, 2017

The Bears on Saturday re-signed veteran outside linebacker Sam Acho to a one-year contract. Last season Acho appeared in all 16 games with six starts.

The Bears on Saturday re-signed veteran outside linebacker Sam Acho to a one-year contract.

Sam Acho enters his third season with the Bears.

The 28-year-old has appeared in 82 NFL games with 45 starts over six seasons with the Cardinals (2011-14) and Bears (2015-16), compiling 212 tackles, 14 sacks, 22 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions, 10 pass breakups, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He has also recorded 24 special-teams tackles.

Last season with the Bears, Acho produced 40 tackles, one sack, three tackles-for-loss, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and three special teams tackles while playing in all 16 games with six starts.

Acho entered the NFL in 2011 with the Cardinals as a fourth-round draft pick from Texas.