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Bears place Willie Young on IR


The Chicago Bears placed defensive end Willie Young on injured reserve with an Achilles injury and signed defensive end Austen Lane.

Young, in his first season with the Bears, leads the team with a career-high 10 sacks while starting eight of 15 games. He also has 55 tackles and three tackles for loss.

Lane was a fifth-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 and has 64 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries while starting 17 of 30 career games. He signed with the Bears over the offseason, but was released at the end of training camp.

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