(CBS) As his role has diminished and he’s struggled to fit in to coordinator Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense, Bears linebacker Willie Young apparently wants out of Chicago.

Young recently approached team management to ask for a trade, ProFootballTalk.com reported Sunday night. The request shortly after the Bears traded Jared Allen — another defensive end-turned-linebacker — last week.

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Young was a healthy scratch for Chicago in a Week 3 loss at Seattle. He was active in Sunday’s win against Oakland but didn’t record a tackle, playing 18 of 58 defensive snaps. He only has two tackles on the season.

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Young, 30, has been a defensive end for most of his career. He had 10 sacks for the Bears in 2014 and was one of the team’s most consistent performers at his defensive end position.

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Young signed a three-year, $9-million deal in spring 2014.