Chicago Bears: Complete 53-Man Roster Predictions

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Jul 30, 2015; Bourbonnais, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive back Antrel Rolle (31) during practice at Olivet Nazarene University. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Safeties (4): Antrel Rolle, Adrian Amos, Brock Vereen and Sherrod Martin

The hip injury suffered by veteran Ryan Mundy really hurts the Bears depth at the safety position. That being said, they have still assembled a solid core of players at safety.

Nov 15, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Adrian Amos (4) during the fourth quarter against the Temple Owls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Rolle is the unquestioned veteran starter, who is the most established player the Bears have had at the position in a long time. Rolle will primarily play towards the line of scrimmage as the strong safety in Fangio’s defense. His play this preseason has been spotty, but I believe that Rolle will be ready to go when the season starts. There are plenty of things to worry about in this defense, Rolle is not one of them.

Starting opposite of Rolle appears to be rookie safety Adrian Amos, who the Bears drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Amos is an athletic and rangy safety with great coverage skills. He is a perfect fit to be the deep safety in Fangio’s defense, and I think he has a chance to be a difference maker for this team.

Vereen was ahead of Amos as the starter at the beginning of camp, but his issues in coverage allowed the coaches to go with the rookie. Vereen has some talent, but he has struggled early in his career, and the coaching staff does not seem to have much confidence in him.

Martin was brought in as a flyer this off season, and the former second round pick has performed pretty well. He is a talented player who has been around the block a time or two. Martin is never going to become a star or anything, but he does bring decent depth to the position, which is something the Bears are clearly lacking with the injury to Mundy.

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