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Nick Roach

Nick Roach - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 234 lbs.
Birthday 06/16/1985
Birthplace Milwaukee, WI
College Northwestern
Years played 7

Urlacher's knee a long-term issue for Bears

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The big question for the Bears is how Brian Urlacher’s knee will hold up the further the team gets into the regular season.

Bears-Broncos matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears' strength at linebacker could shine through against the Broncos' rushing attack.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
He may have lost a step, but Antonio Gates can still be highly effective and will be a difficult assignment for Bears defenders.

Bears re-sign LB Roach

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
The Bears re-signed SLB Nick Roach to a two-year deal worth about $4 million.

Bears' free-agent hunt will have to include linebackers

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
The most glaring hole in the Bears' roster is at linebacker, where Nick Roach is a free agent.

Bears could address need at linebacker in middle rounds

Posted April 16, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Bears will enter the draft with only two linebackers under contract, but sources don't expect them to address linebacker early in the draft.

Bears positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
This is the seventh of position-by-position looks at the Bears personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's LB situation.

SLB Tinoisamoa trying to shake off knee issue in time for postseason

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early December, has started only game for the Bears since Nov. 14.

Report: Tinoisamoa will not play vs. Vikings

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Bears will be without SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa for the fourth time in their last five games when they play the Vikings Monday night.

Bears LBs Tinoisamoa, Roach sidelined

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' top two strong-side linebackers, Pisa Tinoisamoa and Nick Roach, did not practice Wednesday.

Bears SLB Tinoisamoa will not play vs. Lions

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Bears SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa will not play Sunday vs. the Lions and Nick Roach will start in his place.

Bears LB Roach doesn’t want to ‘get uprooted’

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked Bears LB Nick Roach, who will be a free agent after the season, if he wants to stay in Chicago beyond 2010.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Week 13 battle against the Lions.

Bears SLB Tinoisamoa ruled out vs. Dolphins

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Bears will be without starting SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa when they play the Dolphins Thursday night.

Three-and-out with Bears CB D.J. Moore

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
PFW spoke with Bears CB D.J. Moore earlier this week at Halas Hall and asked him to grade his performance in the first quarter of the season. We also found out which of his teammates he admires the most.

Bears sign RFA LB Roach

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that restricted free-agent LB Nick Roach has signed his one-year tender offer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bears' wounded warriors rounding into shape

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
The word out of Halas Hall is that three key Bears defenders who have had their share of injury problems — LBs Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa and DT Tommie Harris — are feeling pretty healthy.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 15, 2013
The Raiders signed Roach.||||||| Roach is the second linebacker signed by Oakland this week, following a three-year, $6 million deal given to Kaluka Maiava on Wednesday. Roach is expected to replace former first-round pick Rolando McClain as the starter in the middle.
Posted March 09, 2013
Roach appears to be drawing interest from other teams. Roach's agent Josh Wright declined comment on the status of negotiations with the Bears, but said six teams had called as of Saturday afternoon.||||||| Roach has mostly played strong side linebacker during his six seasons with the Bears, but has also seen time in the middle.
Posted Dec. 06, 2010
Roach left Sunday's game in the second quarter with a hip injury.||||||| He was starting for the injured Pisa Tinoisamoa. It's not believed to be serious but he'll be questionable against the Patriots.
Posted April 19, 2010
Restricted free agent linebacker Nick Roach has signed a one-year tender offer with the Chicago Bears.||||||| Roach started 15 of 16 games last season for Chicago with 12 starts at strong side and three in the middle. The former Northwestern star had career highs in tackles (82), tackles for losses (10), forced fumbles (three) and sacks (two). He also recoverd a fumble.
Posted March 17, 2009
The Chicago Bears re-signed Roach, an exclusive rights free agent, on Monday.||||||| Roach, who started nine games and appeared in 14 overall, was credited with 25 solo tackles and 15 assists last season. He went undrafted out of Northwestern in 2006 and spent the first 11 weeks on the San Diego Chargers' practice squad as a rookie in 2007 before joining the Bears in late November. He appeared in the final three games that year and recorded five special teams tackles.

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