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Bears acquire Commanders’ Montez Sweat for 2nd rounder

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Chicago Bears have bolstered their defensive line with the acquisition of Montez Sweat. In exchange, the Washington Commanders added a 2024 second round draft pick.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears were interested in both Sweat and Chase Young. But ultimately, they chose to go with Sweat.

Former Washington Commanders defensive end Montez Sweat takes to the field prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles
Montez Sweat takes to the field prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images)

This deal gives Sweat an opportunity at a fresh start. It also allows him to prove to the Bears that he is worth an extension.

Either, he is going to sign with the Bears. Or leave in free agency in March.

The 27 year old was a first round draft pick by the Commanders during the 2019 NFL Draft. In his last game in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, he had five tackles, two tackles for a loss and one quarterback hit against the Philadelphia Eagles.

He also had one sack in the 38-31 loss.

This season, Sweat appeared in eight games. He made eight starts.

He had 32 tackles including 10 tackles for a loss and 11 quarterback hits. He also has 6.5 sacks on the season with two forced fumbles and one pass deflection.

The 6.5 sacks are now the most on the Bears roster. They have two players with 2.0 sacks each.

In his career, Sweat has appeared in 67 games. He started all 67 contests.

He has had 197 tackles including 47 tackles for a loss and 85 quarterback hits. He has 35.5 sacks.

Sweat also has one interception, which was returned for a 15 yard touchdown. He also has nine forced fumbles and 11 pass deflections.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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