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Top Yannick Ngakoue News

  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Heads to IR

    The Bears placed Ngakoue (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    Ngakoue fractured his ankle at some point during Sunday's 28-16 win over the Lions and will miss the rest of the season. Over 13 appearances on the campaign, Ngakoue registered 22 tackles (13 solo) and four sacks. In Ngakoue's upcoming absence, DeMarcus Walker or Rasheem Green will likely settle into a starting role at defensive end opposite the team's top pass rusher, Montez Sweat.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Breaks ankle, season over

    Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday that Ngakoue will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his ankle, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

    Ngakoue presumably suffered the injury in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Lions, though Eberflus didn't confirm as much. In any event, the 28-year-old edge rusher's season will come to a close with 22 tackles (13 solo) and four sacks over 13 appearances. The Bears will likely install either DeMarcus Walker or Rasheem Green as a starter at defensive end opposite Montez Sweat with Ngakoue done for the season. Ngakoue is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Fourth sack of season

    Ngakoue tallied four stops and a sack in the Bears' 28-13 win over the Lions on Sunday.

    This was the second time in the last seven games that Ngakoue has more than a single tackle. He remains a sack-dependent IDP option, based on his frequently low scoring floor.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Suiting up Sunday

    Ngakoue (knee) is active Sunday against the Lions.

    Ngakoue closed out Week 14 prep with a full practice Friday but remained on the team's injury report and was considered questionable for Sunday's matchup. He'll ultimately take the field and start on the edge, opposite Montez Sweat, as he typically does.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Chance to play Week 14

    Ngakoue (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions.

    The veteran edge rusher was able to log a full practice Friday, but he's still listed as questionable for Sunday's affair after popping up on Chicago's injury report earlier in the week. If Ngakoue is unable to suit up in Week 14, Rasheem Green would likely see an uptick in snaps on the Bears' defensive line.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Nursing knee issue

    Ngakoue (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

    Ngakoue wasn't listed on the Bears' injury report Wednesday, but he now seems to be dealing with some sort of knee injury that held him to limited work Thursday. The veteran edge rusher will likely have to log a full practice session Friday to not carry an injury designation into Chicago's Week 14 affair.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Should be good to go

    Ngakoue, who exited the Bears' Week 12 game against the Vikings with cramps, is no longer on the team's injury report Wednesday.

    Ngakoue is good to go following the team's Week 13 bye and should suit up Sunday against the Lions.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Leaves Week 12 contest with cramps

    Ngakoue exited Monday's game against Minnesota due to cramps and is questionable to return.

    Ngakoue departed in the second half of a close contest. Prior to his exit, he recorded one assisted tackle. If Ngakoue doesn't return, he's unlikely to miss additional time given the nature of the issue and the fact that Chicago has a Week 13 bye.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Third sack of season

    Ngakoue recorded three tackles and a sack in the Bears' 16-13 win over the Panthers on Thursday.

    Ngakoue snapped a four-game streak in which he failed to tally a sack. It's possible that with recently acquired Montez Sweat playing across from him, Ngakoue could see elevated sack totals down the stretch.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Manages full practice Thursday

    Ngakoue (back) was a full participant at practice Thursday.

    After being limited at practice Wednesday, Ngakoue was able to participate in full Thursday and looks to be on track to play in Week 7. He'll be one of Chicago's top pass rushers Sunday when the Bears host a sputtering Las Vegas offense.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Logs limited practice Wednesday

    Ngakoue (back) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

    Ngakoue played a season-low 40 defensive snaps in Week 6 versus Minnesota, and that he's dealing with a back injury might help to explain why. He'll get two more chances to practice in full this week before Sunday's game versus Las Vegas.

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  • Bears' Yannick Ngakoue: Back in sack column

    Ngakoue recorded a sack among his three tackles in the Bears' 40-20 win over the Commanders on Thursday.

    Ngakoue has two sacks on the season while averaging 2.2 tackles per game. His IDP value is at its best when he gets rolling in the sack column, as he came into this season with at least 9.5 sacks in each of the past two seasons. When he fails to collect a sack, his weekly IDP value is often low.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Age: 28
School: Maryland
Experience: 8