Chicago places LB Leonard Floyd on injured reserve
- The Chicago Bears placed second-year outside linebacker Leonard Floyd on injured reserve on Thursday. Floyd had sustained a knee injury in the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the Detroit Lions.
- Floyd has achieved a season grade of 74.5 through eleven weeks in 2017, which ranks 57th among all edge defenders. This follows up a rookie season grade of 70.3 in 2016.
- Floyd leads the Bears with 35 total pressures in 2017 for a pass-rush productivity score of 10.7 (tenth among qualifying 3-4 outside linebackers). This matched his production from 2016, which also saw him generate 35 pressures for a pass-rush productivity score of 11.2.
- The Bears are already without linebacker Willie Young, who was placed on IR after suffering a torn triceps in early October. With both Floyd and Young now gone for the year, Chicago will rely on Pernell McPhee and Sam Acho to play the majority of the snaps. McPhee has been solid this season, ranking 38th among edge defenders with a grade of 79.2. Acho meanwhile has been less effective, ranking 77th with a grade of 69.3 through 11 weeks.