Bears sign LB Acho, place DL Washington on IR

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Sam Acho on Monday after releasing him last week and placed defensive lineman Cornelius Washington on season-ending injured reserve because of a quad injury.

The Bears terminated Acho's contract Saturday after ruling him out for the season opener against Green Bay because of an illness. Acho signed a one-year contract with Chicago in April after four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

Washington left Sunday's loss to the Packers. The Bears host Arizona this week.

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