Projecting the Chicago Bears final 53-man roster before cutdown day
The Chicago Bears have a very good safety group for 2022
We are onto the final position group. I’m not detailing the special teams group. As I already alluded to, I have the Chicago Bears keeping five safeties. Eddie Jackson and Jaquan Brisker are the obvious two and they are easily the S1 and S2 for this team. The hope here is that Brisker is able to return for Week 1 of the season after surgery on his thumb. With Brisker as a true strong safety who plays in the box, the team is hopeful that Jackson can play loose and free to the point of returning to his 2018 form.
Behind these two, DeAndre Houston-Carson is the guy who everyone should have the most faith in. He has been here before and has shown how he can contribute not only on special teams but also as a fill-in role at times. He can even jump into the nickel when needed if in a bind. His versatility is something I like and clearly, the coaching staff appreciates it as well.
We finally saw Dane Cruikshank tonight vs. the Cleveland Browns. The Chicago Bears signed him to a one-year deal worth just north of $1 million dollars. I think he is the front runner to be the fourth safety on the roster and seeing him play with the starters at times tonight further solidifies that for me. Then, rounding out the fifth and final spot for me is Elijah Hicks. Hicks is making this team because of his special teams abilities in a similar fashion to Jack Sanborn.