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Isreal Idonije NFL Career

Professional career

[edit] NFL combine

Idonije was not invited to the NFL Combine, but appeared on his own to distribute tapes of his years at University of Manitoba. Nine NFL team scouts were originally scheduled to attend a subsequent workout in Manitoba, but only one team (The Cleveland Browns) ended up attending. Idonije was eventually signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent, and put on Cleveland’s practice squad.[5]

[edit] Cleveland Browns

As a rookie in 2003, Idonije was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent, and put on Cleveland’s practice squad. He was waived by the Browns midway through the season.

[edit] Chicago Bears

Idonije was obtained by the Chicago Bears as a practice squad player late in the 2003 season. He made the Bears’ roster the following year, and has been with the Bears since then. Idonije is known for his versatility, including his ability to play both Defensive Tackle and Defensive End, his contributions to special teams, and his blocked kicks.

In 2006, the Idonije became a restricted free agent and the Buffalo Bills attempted to sign him, but the Bears retained him by matching their offer. During the 2007 NFL Season, Idonije had three consecutive games with a blocked field goal or extra point. In 2008, Idonije set career highs in sacks (3.5), tackles (22), and passes defensed (6). In May 2009, signed a two-year, $7 million contract extension with the Bears. On December 30, 2009 Idonije was placed on injured reserve due to a foot injury.

In 2010, week 5 at the Carolina Panthers, Idonije recorded a career high 3 sacks. Also, in 2010, week 9, Idonije broke the streak of 321 straight PAT’s converted by Rian Lindell. .[6]

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