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Bears put Sam Acho on injured reserve

Chicago Bears v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Linebacker Sam Acho #93 of the Chicago Bears smiles during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chicago Bears won 16-14. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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The Bears already knew linebacker Sam Acho was done for the year, but they waited a week to use his roster spot.

The team announced that Acho was placed on IR today, so they could sign offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann.

Acho suffered a torn pectoral muscle last week, so this was an expected move.

Acho signed a new two-year deal with the Bears this offseason, after a solid four-year ru there. The 30-year-old began his career with the Cardinals.