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Chicago Bears elevate Lamin Barrow to the active roster, Sam Acho terminated

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Earlier today the Chicago Bears made a couple roster moves. First, they elevated inside linebacker Lamin Barrow to the active roster from the practice squad. And to make room for Barrow, they terminated the contract of vested veteran Sam Acho.

Acho was already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with an illness, an illness that has kept him away from practice for a couple weeks. The Bears' never announced any specifics of the illness, other to say that it wasn't contagious. Acho looked good in camp and preseason at outside linebacker, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him return at some point.

Had Acho's contract not been terminated, then his entire 2015 base salary would have been guaranteed because he is a vested veteran. The Bears cutting a guy loose that was already ruled out could just be a money move.

Barrow was a 5th round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2014 out of LSU. As a rookie last year, he played in all 16 games with one start. He was a core special teamer for John Fox in Denver in 2014, playing nearly 75% of their 3rd phase snaps. Overall Barrow played 415 snaps last year.

For a scouting report on Barrow, you can check out his combine page at