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There was no question that the safety position was terrible for the Bears. Of all the starting safeties in the NFL, two of the worst performers resided in the defensive backfield of the Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears went out and signed a few safeties in the hope of improving that position. They picked up Ryan Mundy, Danny McCray and M.D. Jennings early on during free agency. They then went out and drafted Brock Vereen. Just recently, they signed five-time Pro Bowler Adrian Wilson.
“We’re moving guys around to make sure everyone has a fair opportunity, and there’s nothing set in stone right now.” – Mel Tucker on the safety battle
Mundy is listed as the starting strong safety, with the rookie Vereen slotted in as starting free safety.
Even though Mundy and Vereen are listed as starters, the Bears have been using different combinations at safety. They are looking for the right combination that will help them win.
Mel Tucker spoke to the media recently about the combinations he’s been using. “We’re moving guys around to make sure everyone has a fair opportunity, and there’s nothing set in stone right now. We still have a month to go and so we’ll continue to evaluate the players and watch the tape and make the corrections and then at the end of the day it’ll all shake out.”
If Wilson can show he is over his injury, his pickup could be the biggest. He will solidify the unit, and his experience will help the other safeties. It will be an interesting and important battle.