3 depth safeties who can make the Chicago Bears roster with a strong preseason

The Chicago Bears have competition at the back end of the safety depth chart

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Adrian Colbert, Chicago Bears
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2. Can Adrian Colbert stick around with the Chicago Bears?

Competing with the seventh-round rookie is Adrian Colbert, who brings much more of the veteran presence to the Bears safety room. Colbert was a seventh-round pick for the 49ers back in 2017, and while he started a few games for them from 2017 to 2018, he has mainly bounced around the NFL.

In 2019, he was with the Miami Dolphins, and he was with the New York Giants in 2020. Then, he caught on with both the Jets and the Browns in 2021. In 2022, he started with the Titans but did not make the roster, and wound up sticking in Chicago by the end of the year. Colbert did not sign until deeper into the season, but he did get called up for some late-season action.

Colbert played 20 special teams snaps in 2022. So, he is looking to come in and build off of that. As we noted with Williamson, he will probably be the third-string box safety, while Colbert will be the deep-field safety with that unit. Still, as we noted, both of them are actually competing to make the roster via special teams. The Chicago Bears have to think that both of these players will circle back to the practice squad roster as well.