Khalid Kareem

American football player (born 1998)
American football player
Khalid Kareem
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Kareem with the Bengals in 2020
No. 52 – Chicago Bears
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-28) April 28, 1998 (age 25)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Harrison (Farmington, Michigan)
College:Notre Dame (2016–2019)
NFL draft:2020 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Career history
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2020–2022)
  • Indianapolis Colts (2022)
  • Chicago Bears (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:30
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Khalid Kareem (born April 28, 1998) is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early years

Kareem attended Harrison High School in Farmington, Michigan.[1] He committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.[2][3]

College career

Kareem played at Notre Dame from 2016 to 2019.[4][5][6] During his career, he had 108 tackles and 13 sacks.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 3+34 in
(1.92 m)
268 lb
(122 kg)
34+38 in
(0.87 m)
10+78 in
(0.28 m)
All values from NFL Combine[7][8]

Cincinnati Bengals

Kareem was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 147th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[9] He was placed on the active/non-football injury list on July 27, 2020.[10] He was activated on August 23, 2020. In Week 11 against the Washington Football Team, Kareem recorded his first career sack on Alex Smith during the 20–9 loss.[11]

On September 2, 2021, Kareem was placed on injured reserve.[12] He was activated on October 30.

On September 1, 2022, Kareem was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.[13] He was activated on October 10, then waived the next day and re-signed to the practice squad.[14][15]

Indianapolis Colts

On November 22, 2022, Kareem was signed by the Indianapolis Colts off the Bengals practice squad.[16] He was waived on August 29, 2023.[17]

Chicago Bears

On August 30, 2023, Kareem was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[18] He was placed on injured reserve on September 23. He was activated on October 29,[19] but released two days later and re-signed to the practice squad.[20] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 16, 2024.[21]

References

  1. ^ "Farmington Hills Harrison's Khalid Kareem remains low-key despite time in the spotlight". mlive. July 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Hansen, Eric. "Rush hour arrives; DE Khalid Kareem commits to Notre Dame". South Bend Tribune. Notre Dame Insider.
  3. ^ Skrbina, Paul. "Notre Dame lands former Alabama commitment Khalid Kareem". chicagotribune.com.
  4. ^ "Persevering on a long, winding road has Khalid Kareem rising for Notre Dame". Notre Dame Insider.
  5. ^ "Father's voice guides Khalid Kareem to stardom for Notre Dame defense". Indianapolis Star.
  6. ^ Hough, Austin. "Notre Dame Notebook: Okwara, Kareem ready for big year". Herald Bulletin. Indiana.
  7. ^ "Khalid Kareem Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  8. ^ "Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame, DE, 2020 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  9. ^ Clark, Dave (April 25, 2020). "Reactions: Bengals take defensive end Khalid Kareem of Notre Dame in NFL Draft fifth round". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Roling, Chris (July 27, 2020). "Bengals place rookies Khalid Kareem and Markus Bailey on NFI list". USAToday.com. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  11. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Football Team - November 22nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  12. ^ "Bengals Re-Sign Mike Thomas, Place Khalid Kareem On Reserve/Injured". Bengals.com. September 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "Bengals Roster Moves: Re-signed Thomas, Players Moved to IR, More Practice Squad Signings". Bengals.com. August 31, 2022.
  14. ^ "Bengals Roster Moves: Defensive End Waived". Bengals.com. October 11, 2022.
  15. ^ "It's Official: Bengals Sign Khalid Kareem to Practice Squad". Sports Illustrated. October 12, 2022.
  16. ^ "Colts Sign DE Khalid Kareem Off Cincinnati Bengals Practice Squad, Waive S Trevor Denbow". Colts.com. November 22, 2022.
  17. ^ Stankevitz, JJ (August 29, 2023). "Colts make roster moves to form initial 53-man roster". Colts.com.
  18. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears claim Kareem, Johnson off waivers". ChicagoBears.com.
  19. ^ "Jaquan Brisker downgraded to out for Sunday night game vs. Chargers". ChicagoBears.com. October 29, 2023.
  20. ^ Mayer, Larry (October 31, 2023). "Roster Move: Bears trade for DE Montez Sweat". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 16, 2024). "Roster Moves: Bears sign Kramer, Kareem to reserve/future contracts". ChicagoBears.com.

External links

  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish bio
  • Khalid Kareem on Twitter
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