The Chicago Bears have released veteran LB Sam Acho from the non-football illness list on Saturday, according to the NFL transactions release.
- The Bears also promoted LB Lamin Barrow off of their practice squad.
Acho, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2011. He played out his four-year, $2,514,428 rookie contract with the Cardinals and signed on with the Bears this past April.
Acho was set to make a base salary of $745,000 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Acho appeared in all 16 games for Arizona and recorded 31 tackles, one sack, an interception and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 46 qualifying players.