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Willie Young expected to miss 6-9 months with torn Achilles

With Willie Young joining Lamarr Houston on the sidelines, the Chicago Bears have now lost two-thirds of their off season haul at defensive end to season ending injuries.

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The Chicago Bears revealed some expected bad news earlier today when head coach Marc Trestman confirmed that defensive end Willie Young did tear his Achilles tendon yesterday against the Detroit Lions.

Young has been the most productive defensive lineman on the team, compiling 10 sacks, 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, a forced fumble and 2 passes defended.

The Bears didn't have a time table for his return, but Dr. Chao is predicting 6-9 months.

With defensive end Lamarr Houston already rehabbing from a torn ACL and now Willie Young expected to get a late start to his 2015 season, the Bears are suddenly thin at the position. They currently only have three healthy DEs that will be under contract for the 2015 season, Jared Allen, David Bass and Cornelius Washington.

What do you think the Bears will do this off season at defensive end?