Enters first season with the Bears having started all 57 games he has played over four seasons (2012-15) with the Indianapolis Colts, registering 478 tackles, 12 sacks, 21 tackles for losses, 8 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 4 interceptions – 2 of which he returned for touchdowns – and 17 pass break-ups... 478 tackles (according to press box statistics) are tied for sixth in the NFL over the last four seasons... Led the Colts in defensive stops in 2012 (145) and 2013 (126) and ranked second on the team in 2014 (95) and 2015 (112)... Is one of three NFL linebackers since 2012 to record at least 8 forced fumbles and 4 interceptions along with Lavonte David and Thomas Davis... In six postseason contests (five starts), has 54 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery...The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2008 with the Titans before playing three seasons (2009-2011) with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. He rejoined the NFL in 2012 when he signed with the Colts... In 2015, Freeman started the Jerrell Freeman Rise Above Foundation, with a goal of impacting the lives of more than 30,000 at-risk students by the end of 2016.
After completing his four-game suspension, inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman rejoined the Bears Monday and practiced Tuesday for the first time in more than a month.
Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Facing his former team Sunday in Indianapolis figures to be special for Jerrell Freeman. But the Bears linebacker will play with the same level of passion he channels into every game.
Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman speaks with the media at Halas Hall.
Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman addresses the media Monday at Halas Hall.
Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman speaks with the media after Tuesday's practice at Halas Hall.
Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman talks with the media following practice at Halas Hall.