Second Wave of Free Agency: Five players the Chicago Bears should consider

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Tre Boston, Free Safety

Most will look at the Bears safety situation and say that the position doesn’t need to be addressed this offseason due to the young, emerging duo of Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos. However, the Bears should be looking at Boston because 2017 was the first time since the Lovie Smith Era that the Bears had two consistent starters at both safety spots with guys like Mike Brown and Danieal Manning. Since then, the defensive backfield for the Bears has literally been a revolving door with players such as Major Wright, Chris Conte, and Chris Prosinski.

While Amos and Jackson are likely penciled in as the starters going forward, adding Boston to the mix could make sense for both sides. The Bears land a player who’s proven to be a valuable contributor, while Boston gets set up with a nice payday. Boston also shows a knack for knowing where the ball is and intercepting passes.

In 2017, Boston had a total of five interceptions, along with eight passes defended. Now Boston would have an interesting role on defense, especially because Vic Fangio is a mastermind when it comes to different situations throughout the game. However, Boston could come in handy when the Bears are in the closing moments of games and the other team is likely going to throw the ball deep, which would require the Bears to have eight defenders playing deep.