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NFL suspends Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman for four games

NFL suspends Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman for four games

For the second straight week, a Bears player has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Alshon Jeffery was slapped with the punishment last week and now linebacker Jerrell Freeman will miss the next four games. 

Freeman will be sidelined until Week 16, missing the Bears' games against the Tennessee Titans (Nov. 27), San Francisco 49ers (Dec. 4), Detroit Lions (Dec. 11) and Green Bay Packers (Dec. 18).

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Bears head coach John Fox reacted to the news during his press conference Monday:

Freeman released a statement on Twitter, apologizing for any embarassment this incident has caused the organization, his coaches, teammates and fans:

Freeman — in his first season with the Bears after signing as a free agent — has formed a dynamic tandem with Danny Trevethan at inside linebacker. The 30-year-old has recorded 91 tackles (69 solo) along with six tackles for a loss and three passes deflected.

This is just another blow to a Bears team that lost Zach Miller for the season with a foot injury and rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd may have the same fate after suffering a neck injury Sunday.

The Bears will be without Jeffery for another three games while Pro Bowl guards Kyle Long (out for the season) and Josh Sitton are also sidelined.

Under Center Podcast: Bears back at Bourbonnais

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Under Center Podcast: Bears back at Bourbonnais

Luke Stuckmeyer and John "Moon" Mullin report from Day 1 of Bears training camp in Bourbonnais.

Despite the Bears' recent injury history, Coach Nagy says he's going to run a tough camp to make sure his players are calloused for the regular season.

Plus, does Mitchell Trubisky already have a chip on his shoulder? What's going on with Roquan Smith's contract negotiations? Finally, what is Moon looking for the most throughout camp?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Tarik Cohen says he only brought two things to Bears training camp

Tarik Cohen says he only brought two things to Bears training camp

Tarik Cohen is a budding superstar for the Chicago Bears not only because of his dazzling highlight-reel plays on Sundays but also because of his off-field personality and light-hearted approach to the game.

He reported to Bears camp with the rest of the team's veterans Thursday and showed reporters the two items he claimed were all he brought to Bourbonnais:

Nice try, Tarik.