Even with the good news of a win, the bad news of another injury was sure to follow for the Chicago Bears
Will the Chicago Bears ever stay healthy? After losing their first defensive team captain for the season in Week One, defensive team captain number two Quintin Demps joins his teammate Jerrell Freeman on the sideline to nurse an injury. According to John Fox, it is a broken forearm.
Fox did not mention a timetable yet, but the team has yet to put him on the Injured Reserved. Still, this is most certainly going to be a multi-week injury. Adrian Amos now comes back into the mix. Amos started each at least ten games in each of the past two seasons. However, in just year three of his career he was benched not only for Demps but for rookie Eddie Jackson.
Speaking of Jackson, this is going to put a lot more pressure on him. Demps at least had some deep field covering ability. Amos brings next to nothing in that department. Amos is a player who is much better the closer he can get to the line of scrimmage. It is going to take Jackson from playing a lot of deep half to playing in the deep middle. Not a tough adjustment, but not the easiest for a rookie.
This is also a good time to mention that the team recently called up DeAndre Houston-Carson from the practice squad. What looked like an unnecessary gamble for a low-end roster player has turned into a smart decision as Houston-Carson could see special teams snaps a reserve role.