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The Bears waived Kareem on Tuesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
The move corresponds with the Bears acquiring Montez Sweat from the Commanders on Tuesday in exchange for a second-round pick. Kareem had just been activated off the Bears' injured reserve on Oct. 28 and played Sunday night against the Chargers when he was on the field for 24 defensive snaps and registered a solo tackle. Kareem will have the chance to explore his next options should he clear waivers.
The Bears activated Kareem (hip) from its injured reserve list Saturday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Kareem did not suit up for the first two games of the season before picking up a hip injury ahead of the Bears' Week 3 matchup against the Chiefs. He was placed on IR on Sept. 25 and is now set to make his 2023 debut Sunday against the Chargers. His last full season came in his rookie year in 2020 with the Bengals when he registered 19 tackles including one sack in 16 games.
Chicago designated Kareem (hip) for return from its injured reserve list Wednesday.
Kareem was a full participant at practice Wednesday, signaling he's likely to be activated for Week 8. He's still waiting to make his 2023 debut, but he figures to fill a rotational role on the Bears' defensive line once he does.
Kareem (hip), who was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, was placed on the Bears' injured reserve list Saturday, Chris Emma of 670TheScore.com reports.
Kareem has been unable to see the field for the first two weeks of the season while dealing with a hip injury. He'll now be forced to sit out for the next four games and will be eligible to return in Week 7 against the Raiders on Oct. 22.
Kareem (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Kareem did not see the field in either of the Bears first two games to start the season, thus his absence is not expected to impact the defense. He will now focus on recovering in time for Week 4.
Kareem (ribs) recorded two solo tackles and one sack in Thursday's 27-13 preseason victory over the Eagles.
Kareem went down with a rib injury in the Colts' previous preseason game, but his participation in Thursday's exhibition contest indicates he has recovered from the issue. The 25-year-old is in a competition for a depth defensive end role in Indy.
Kareem suffered a an injury to his ribs in the Colts' 24-17 preseason victory over the Bears, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Kareem was able to return to the game, but his status moving forward is worth monitoring. Based on the fact that he is competing for a final roster spot, he'll likely push to play again Thursday versus the Eagles if possible.
The Colts re-signed Kareem on Monday.
Kareem is now slated to remain with the Colts for at least the 2023 campaign after he signed a new deal with the team. The 24-year-old joined Indianapolis from the Bengals back in November and served as both a rotational defensive lineman as well as a special-teams contributor across the final four weeks of this past season.