Chicago Bears: 3 must-watch 2020 training camp battles

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Chicago Bears, Deon Bush
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Will Tashaun Gipson or Deon Bush be the guy?

After Adrian Amos left to free agency before the 2019 season, the Bears temporarily replaced him with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Now, the Bears need to replace him as he was only here on a one-year deal and is now on the Dallas Cowboys.

Deon Bush has been on the Chicago Bears’ roster since he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He mainly has been a backup and special teamer, but the hard-hitting safety now has his shot at winning a starting job. His ability to help stop the run is a great asset, but his weakness is in coverage. He played solid in his limited playing time.

The Bears also brought in a veteran in Tashaun Gipson. Gipson made a Pro Bowl with the Cleveland Browns back in 2014 when he had six interceptions in 11 games. He also was apart of the Jacksonville Jaguars powerful defense when they made their AFC Championship run in 2017. He ended up on the Texans and was cut after just one season. Gipson can play both strong and free safety. He can’t hit like Bush, but he is a great tackler and great in coverage.

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Gipson will likely win this starting job due to Chuck Pagano preferring versatility in his safeties. He likes having two safeties that can cover and tackle. Bush will be a great contributor on special teams and will play if either one of the starters goes down.