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Bears lose Nate Collins to a torn ACL

Nate Collins, Lance Briggs, Shea McClellin AP

You know it’s bad, when you have to start replacing the replacements.

Bears coach Marc Trestman just announced that defensive tackle Nate Collins suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of the season.

Collins was replacing Henry Melton, who was lost for the season with his own ACL tear last month.

That means the Bears will be looking again, and they better be looking for a guy with his own knee brace already.

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19 Responses to “Bears lose Nate Collins to a torn ACL”
  1. britishteeth says: Oct 7, 2013 1:28 PM

    Hey Amobe Okoye, if you can do three push-ups and lace up your cleats you just passed the physical and will be starting Thursday Night.

  2. taydogg29 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:31 PM

    Richard Seymour, Amobe Akoye where are you?

  3. wrongsizeglass says: Oct 7, 2013 1:33 PM

    Is it just me or have there been a lot more “season ending injuries” this year than normal?

    It seems like every week there are a few more.

  4. thepftpoet says: Oct 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    Nate Collins with a torn ACL would still be an upgrade for the Packers depleted defensive line

  5. hay1111 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:48 PM

    That’s what the Bears get for keeping the grass long at Soldier Field to give them an advantage to slow the down the Saints and all da Bears got was a loss and a ton of injuries.

  6. bwillievikings28 says: Oct 7, 2013 1:59 PM

    I bet that crappy field has something to do with it. Hmmmmmmmm

  7. cubsfan101 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:11 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Oct 7, 2013 1:39 PM
    Nate Collins with a torn ACL would still be an upgrade for the Packers depleted defensive line
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    Packers depleted defensive line did pretty well yesterday against a supposedly good offensive line. Five sacks isn’t too shabby

  8. mn1288 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:25 PM

    cubsfan101 says:
    Oct 7, 2013 2:11 PM
    thepftpoet says:
    Oct 7, 2013 1:39 PM
    Nate Collins with a torn ACL would still be an upgrade for the Packers depleted defensive line
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    Packers depleted defensive line did pretty well yesterday against a supposedly good offensive line. Five sacks isn’t too shabby

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    Or completely shutting down the #2 RB in the league so far this year. Just a Vikings troll whose starting RB has seen his better days and are onto QB #3 5 weeks into this season.

  9. pdennis33 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:29 PM

    It looked like an instant replay of the Melton injury, can’t believe it.

    For those saying it’s the field, Melton’s happened on Pittsburgh’s field, but it does seem like every game at Soldier Field they’re talking about how bad it is. I’m surprised the McCaskey’s, Ted Philips, Phil Emery, and down the line don’t do something about it. I understand the tradition of grass, but there’s got to be a better way of doing it.

    If you can’t have a good grass surface, I vote for the field turf that we’re seeing a lot more of. It’s a lot softer than the old turf I think and it looks like grass, but seems to be a faster track and obviously no problems like we’ve been having.

  10. arwiv says: Oct 7, 2013 2:33 PM

    The Bears have the Giants this week so they have at least 2 weeks to find a replacement before they are affected by this latest injury.

  11. gmsingh says: Oct 7, 2013 2:55 PM

    That’s football: what started out looking like a very strong lineup courtesy of GM Phil Emery is now starting to look like it’s been decimated by injuries. And still there will be clueless NFL “fans” that will blame Cutler…

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 7, 2013 3:06 PM

    gmsingh says: Oct 7, 2013 2:55 PM

    That’s football: what started out looking like a very strong lineup courtesy of GM Phil Emery is now starting to look like it’s been decimated by injuries. And still there will be clueless NFL “fans” that will blame Cutler…

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    The Quitler apologists are already firing up the ole Excusomatic.

  13. losangeleslions says: Oct 7, 2013 3:12 PM

    Man, what a bummer week for bears fans. Still 2nd in the division. Women beater aka Marshall is “frustrated”. Cutler’s sporting the 5150 look again. Lance Briggs pulls an epic offsides on 4th and 1 with the game on the line. I can’t blame you guys for being worried. After all, 7-1 couldn’t even get you to the playoffs last year….

  14. cadillacjosh says: Oct 7, 2013 3:12 PM

    I don’t know how many times it needs to be said but SOLDIER FIELD IS NOT OWNED BY THE BEARS.

    It’s owned by the City of Chicago Parks Department. The Bears have exactly as much say in the field conditions as say, Taylor Swift did when she comes on tour there.

  15. bearsoxass says: Oct 7, 2013 3:33 PM

    lol

  16. earpaniac says: Oct 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    Great. Smh. And decent 3 technique DTs are just walking around by the hundreds. Not good.

  17. whoops7458 says: Oct 7, 2013 8:52 PM

    You young internet guy’s ,who know it all and are yelling for new turf,probably want a “Dome Stadium” as well !! Get out of your basement’s and go to the game’s you puss”‘!.Who on this blog besides me, goes to the game?

  18. bearsfankarnik87 says: Oct 7, 2013 9:31 PM

    cadillacjosh says:
    Oct 7, 2013 3:12 PM
    I don’t know how many times it needs to be said but SOLDIER FIELD IS NOT OWNED BY THE BEARS.

    It’s owned by the City of Chicago Parks Department. The Bears have exactly as much say in the field conditions as say, Taylor Swift did when she comes on tour there.

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    While the Bears don’t own Soldier Field, they absolutely have total control over what type of field the playing surface is. It would be more cost effective from the city’s perspective to install Field Turf, since they have to re-sod the grass 2 or 3 times a season. The city offered to pay for the playing surface switched to Field Turf a few years ago but the Bears told them to not do it. The reason the Bears want to remain natural grass, ironically enough, because they feel it is the safest playing surface out there. (As an aside, I’m not sure the playing surface had anything to do with Collins getting hurt, his leg got caught up with the o-lineman’s leg).

  19. mputelli55 says: Oct 7, 2013 10:58 PM

    Once Paea comes back we’ll be a little better, but for now..activate Washington, the guy’s a beast at DE, kick Bass inside..MAYBE give Akoye a call…and worse case scenario…WORST case… somebody still have Tommie Harris’ address in chicago?? Haha

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