Chicago Bears Continue to Sign Cast Offs, Bring Back Chris Prosinski

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25: Ezekiel Elliott
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25: Ezekiel Elliott /

The Chicago Bears have re-signed S Chris Prosinski.

With the injury to Leonard Floyd, the Chicago Bears were desperate for edge pass rushers and chose to bring back Lamarr Houston for the remainder of the season. Now, with the Bears dealing with an injury to Adrian Amos, they have decided to bring back yet another player they cut in August.

This one is a bit more puzzling. Houston made the roster out of camp and, before struggling with injuries, at least fit into the Bears 2017 plans to a degree. Prosinski (pictured above being hurdled by Zeke Elliott) was cut prior to the season, largely because, other than what he provides on special teams, he’s a liability defensively.

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DeAndre Houston-Carson is also banged up, so perhaps the Prosinski move is specifically for special teams, but that still only leaves the Bears with Eddie Jackson and Deon Bush to play safety. Meaning, if any of them need some snaps off or are injured, Prosinski will be forced into action in the secondary.

You have to question if the Bears would have been better off activating Deiondre Hall rather than signing Prosinski. Hall has been practicing the last couple of weeks after the Bears designated him to potentially return from his stint on IR.  In fact, the Bears have yet another option they could activate at safety.

With both Demps and Hall available to be activated off IR, was signing Chris Prosinski really necessary for the Bears? If Prosinski is forced to play defense this Sunday, you can bet your bottom dollar that Jimmy Garoppolo will be targeting him and exploiting his limited skill set.

This move is strictly a stopgap move with very little sight on the future. This is a very puzzling move for a 3-8 team that should be focused on finding legitimate players for their 2018 roster.