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PRO CAREER: Entering his third season with the Bears and seventh overall, starting 65-of-93 contests with 265 tackles, 25.0 sacks, 48 TFLs, 3 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016-17) ... his 119 tackles with New Orleans ranked 2nd among the defensive linemen on the Saints from 2012-15 ... led the Saints defensive line in tackles in 2013 (56) and was 2nd in 2014 (41) ... was traded to the Patriots after the Saints first three games in 2015 ... has 15.5 sacks in his first two seasons as a Bear in 2016 and 2017. 


HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (12/4) 


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints ... signed with New Orleans (6/28/12) ... traded to the New England Patriot (10/1/15) ... signed with the Chicago Bears (3/13/16) ... re­signed with the Bears (9/9/17). SIGNED THROUGH 2021.


2017 SEASON: Started all 16 games, recording 54 tackles, 15 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries and a career-high 8.5 sacks for a loss of 57 yards ... recorded 2.0 sacks in the opener vs. Atlanta and again on MNF vs. the Vikings, where he also recorded a career-high 3.0 TFL ... recorded 5.0 sacks for minus-34 yards in weeks 5-8. 


PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2016: Started all 16 games at DE ... set a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2) ... also recorded 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble ... one of three Bears players to record at least seven sacks ... only defensive player to start every game ... recorded 2 multi-sack games (10/31 vs. MIN & 12/4 vs. SF). 2015: Appeared in 16 games with 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints ... posted 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR ... all 3 starts came with New Orleans where he collected 2 assisted tackles ... in 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR ... 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd among the Patriots defensive linemen ... saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL. 2014: Started 14-of-15 games for the Saints, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs ... 41 tackles ranked 2nd on the Saints defensive linemen ... was placed on IR prior the season finale. 2013: Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career with New Orleans ... posted then career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8) ... 56 tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front ... started both of the Saints postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks. 2012: Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie ... collected 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble. 


COLLEGE: Started all 16 games from 2010-11 at Regina, recording 76 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 13 TFLs ... as a senior, recorded 42 tackles, 8 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups en route to earning All-Canadian lnterUni­versity Sport honors ... named an All-Canada West All-Star as a junior, starting all 8 games and recording 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass breakup ... attended LSU in 2009 but did not play ... at Sacramento City College from 2007- 08, where he was an All-American as a sophomore, posted 65 tackles in 17 games.



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