The Chicago Bears have elected to bring back Sam Acho on a one-year deal, keeping him as depth on defense and special teams.
Acho, the now seventh-year professional, has spent the last two seasons with the Bears and has mostly appeared on special teams while occasionally receiving defensive starts, with 13. Overall, the Texas alum has appeared in 82 NFL games across his six-year career while making 45 starts.
In his time with Chicago, Acho has 40 total tackles, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and two defensed passes. Against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 of last season, he recorded his first sack since 2014. Acho is seen as a quality leader and man in and outside the locker room for the Bears. That greatly reflects in his Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination last year.
Overall, the Bears retain solid depth and chemistry with the re-signing of Acho at the advent of the offseason’s first official team workouts next week.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.