Colts’ Jerrell Freeman headed to Chicago

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Jerrell Freeman

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 12, 2016) – The Indianapolis Colts are in the market for a starting inside linebacker now that Jerrell Freeman has relocated to Chicago.

Freeman used his Twitter account to announce his decision to leave the Colts for the Bears. A tweet flashed the Bears’ logo and included a message referencing the Windy City.

Freeman’s contract with the Bears reportedly is for three years and $12 million.

The 6-0, 240-pounder had been one of the Colts’ defensive mainstays. He started 57 of a possible 64 regular-season games since being signed as a free agent prior to the 2012 season. Freeman was a three-year standout with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and was general manager Ryan Grigson’s first acquisition during the ’12 offseason.

In four seasons, Freeman had 664 tackles – he finished with at least 100 each season – to go along with four interceptions and 12 sacks. He returned his first and last interception for touchdowns. The first came against the Bears in the 2012 season-opener.


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