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Chicago Bears post draft: Safety

What does the Chicago Bears safety depth chart look like at safety?

With the long pause between the start of any more NFL activity, there will be little to no roster movement for the foreseeable future. This has given us a great chance to look back into the Chicago Bears depth chart at each position and see where the team stands. We have gone through every position so far and have finally arrived at the safeties. What does the position look like at safety?

1. Eddie Jackson

Eddie Jackson is the clear lead dog at the position. Now that he got his huge extension, the expectations are higher than ever before. Look for a big year for Jackson.

2. Tashaun Gipson

Gipson is a veteran with plenty of starter experience. As far as a complete fit next to Eddie Jackson, he is not perfect, but he gives the Bears a chance to stay versatile in the back end with two playmakers in coverage.

3. Deon Bush

The signing of Gipson after the draft shows that they are not entirely confident in Bush yet. They only brought Bush back for one year, and he has limited experience throughout his four-year career.

4. DeAndre Houston-Carson

Over the past two seasons, DHC has ascended to the top special team’s asset on the roster. The Bears brought him back on a cheap one year deal and know that they have special teams help and depth.

5. Jordan Lucas

Lucas was signed after playing sparingly early in his career. Lucas saw the field more than DHC, but most of that came in 2018. It will come down to special teams between the two, and both may make the roster.

6. Sherrick McManis

Considering the ascension of DHC on special teams and Lucas being signed with similar value, it seems as though the end is near for McManis. He always had special teams on his side but is now the fourth most valuable safety in that area.

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7. Kentrell Brice

Brice bounced around and did not see the field in 2019, despite being signed for depth. Still, with re-signing DHC, and Bush and adding Lucas and Gipson, they are not too interested in seeing what Brice has to offer.

 

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