LB - CHI
Week 8 Outlook
Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The deal is reportedly worth $1.187M with $887,000 fully guaranteed.
The Bears are signing Mingo to add depth to their defense. He should be familiar with the scheme, as he played for defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano when he coached the Colts. This will be the sixth team that Mingo has played for since being drafted in the first-round in 2013 by the Browns. Last season for the Texans, Mingo had six total tackles in 16 games. He may be left on waiver wires for now in IDP leagues.
LB Barkevious Mingo recorded seven solo tackles and one tackle for loss in the Seattle Seahawks' Week 6 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Mingo has stepped up in a big way at weakside linebacker since LB Mychal Kendricks' indefinite suspension, but he'll head back to the bench once K.J. Wright returns to the field.
LB Barkevious Mingo racked up six solo tackles and one assisted tackle in the Seattle Seahawks' Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Mingo has been getting more playing time at weakside linebacker in recent weeks while K.J. Wright continues to be sidelined by arthroscopic knee surgery. He appears to have passed Austin Calitro on the depth chart. Unless the Seahawks shuffle Mingo around, though, his play time will plummet once Wright returns - which is anticipated in Week 8.
Outside linebacker and former sixth-overall pick Barkevious Mingo has been traded by the Cleveland Browns to the New England Patriots, according to reports.
No word yet on what the Browns received in return, but it is likely no more than a mid-round pick. Mingo has failed to live up to his draft pedigree, notching only seven sacks in three years with the Browns. Still, the Patriots have struck oil with less talented players than Mingo. He will help provide some juice to a Patriots' pass rush that is lacking.
The Cleveland Browns have opted not to exercise outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo's fifth-year team option.
It makes sense, as Mingo has under-achieved to this point in his career since being drafted with the sixth overall pick in 2013. He will now face competition from rookies Emmanuel Ogbah and Carl Nassib, but will likely still play an integral role on defense. He needs a career year in 2016 to convince the new Browns front office that he is worth keeping around for the long haul.