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AP Sources: Bears decline option on Sitton, release Freeman

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears are parting with veteran guard Josh Sitton and linebacker Jerrell Freeman.

Two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday the Bears have decided to decline their option on Sitton for next season and release Freeman. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the moves.

A four-time Pro Bowl lineman, the 31-year-old Sitton spent the past two seasons in Chicago after an eight-year run with Green Bay. He signed with the Bears after the Packers released him just before the 2016 season. Sitton dealt with rib and ankle injuries last season and missed three games.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Minnesota 1330.813
Detroit 970.563
Green Bay 790.438
Chicago 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Trubisky2193
Pass TDs: M. Trubisky7
Rush Yds: J. Howard1122
Rush TDs: J. Howard9
Rec Yds: K. Wright614
Rec TDs: A. Shaheen3
Int: B. Callahan2
Sacks: A. Hicks8.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4599 (30)
Passing Yards: 3085 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1788 (16)
Points per game: 16.5 (29)
Yards per game: 287.4 (30)
Touchdowns: 26 (29)
Field Goals: 16 (29)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5106 (10)
Passing Yards: 3653 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1730 (11)
Points per game: 20.0 (9)
Yards per game: 319.1 (10)
Touchdowns: 28 (3)
Field Goals: 29 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/20 J. Freeman cut
2/20 J. Sitton team declines option
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/31 J. Sitton ankle (Doubtful)
12/31 B. Massie knee (Doubtful)
12/31 A. Shaheen chest (Questionable)
12/31 D. Houston-Carson back (Questionable)
12/24 J. Sitton ankle (Doubtful)
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Tuesday, Feb. 20
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First Round
(8) F. Krajinovic3 6 6   
J. Sousa6 4 4   
(9) K. Khachanov6 77    
R. Bemelmans3 62    
I. Ivashka6 6    
L. Djere3 1    
H. Gaston2 2    
S. Travaglia6 6    
M. Marterer63 64    
G. Simon77 77    
N. Gombos2 63    
P. Herbert6 77    
 
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First Round
(6) J. Isner5 6 6   
R. Albot7 3 4   
L. Lacko6 5 1   
P. Gojowczyk3 7 6   
R. Opelka77 78    
R. Harrison65 66    
(9) M. Raonic6 7    
T. Daniel1 5    
S. Johnson6 6    
N. Basilashvi3 4    
F. Skugor6 7    
A. Bublik2 5    
D. King4 2    
E. Donskoy6 6    
D. Shapovalov7 77    
I. Karlovic5 64    
P. Polansky66 1    
J. Donaldson78 6    
M. Youzhny7 6    
D. Sela5 4    
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T. Fritz2 6 77   
(2) J. Del Potro6 6    
J. Chardy2 4    
 
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First Round
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P. Andujar7 6    
G. Melzer5 2    
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J. Vesely2 2    
F. Delbonis6 3    
A. Bedene7 6    
A. Haider-Mau5 0    
G. Monfils7 3 7   
H. Zeballos5 6 5   
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M. Cecchinato4 1    
(2) D. Thiem6 5    
D. Lajovic2 4    
 
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Tuesday, Feb. 20
Dubai Tennis Championship (WTA)
First Round
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K. Bertens3 0    
C. Bellis6 6    
E. Mertens3 3    
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S. Zhuk2 2    
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S. Errani6 6    
L. Tsurenko4 3    
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B. Strycova2 1    
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L. Safarova3 5    
 
Hungarian Ladies Open (WTA)
First Round
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G. Garcia Per2 4    
Y. Bonaventur6 6    
S. Sorribes T0 0    
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R. Vinci3 3    
J. Larsson6 77    
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V. Kuzmova6 6    
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