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Bears’ Leonard Floyd Making Strides in Training Camp

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Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd may have been hampered by injuries over the course of his first two seasons in the National Football League, but he is healthy in this year’s training camp and making impressive strides in his game.

Bears’ outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley has noticed the improvement in Floyd, particularly in how he uses his hands. Floyd used boxing in his training in the offseason and it is paying dividends thus far.

“His hands have come alive,” Staley said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “I think that was always, to me when I got here, the missing piece with him — just being able to use his speed, use his length and attack these guys with his hands. I think that he still has got a long way to go, but he’s coming. You can see it.”

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Bears’ Sam Acho Out for Season

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The Chicago Bears will be without linebacker Sam Acho for the remainder of the season, and will be placed on injured reserve, after the veteran linebacker suffered a torn pectoral muscle, Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced.

Acho was a reserve in a talented Bears linebacker unit that includes Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd.

 

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Bears, Eddie Goldman Agree On Contract Extension

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The Chicago Bears and nose tackle Eddie Goldman have agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension that includes $25 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Goldman was entering the final year of his contract and will now become one of the highest nose tackles in the league.

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Bears Sign Khalil Mack to Historic Contract Extension

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After acquiring him in a trade with the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, the Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a six-year, $141M contract extension that includes $90M guaranteed and a $60M signing bonus, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mack’s new deal tops the new deal signed by Aaron Donald with the Los Angeles Rams, as Mack will earn a $22.5 million annual average, slightly more than Donald’s.

Mack, 27, will instantly elevate the Chicago defense and will be the cornerstone of that unit for the next several years.

 

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