Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune reports that outside linebacker Sam Acho has been released to make room on the roster for fellow linebacker Lamin Barrow.
Barrow drafted out of LSU in the fifth round by the Broncos last year and played in all 16 games, mostly on special teams.
After showing pretty well in the first two preseason games, Acho missed the last two with a mysterious illness and hasn’t practiced. Nevertheless, as Wiederer suggests, he might be back. Acho showed signs of being a playmaker, albeit against back ups, something that the Bears desperately need more of.