Chicago Bears: Players who can earn roster spot against Chiefs

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Deiondre' Hall Chicago Bears
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Safety Deiondre’ Hall

Prior to this past week’s news that he had been suspended for Week 1, Deiondre’ Hall appeared to have one of the final spots on the roster. He had one of the stronger camps out of all the second or third string defensive backs, and was one of the players pegged to take a backup safety job.

The final safety spot will likely come down to either he or Deandre Houston-Carson.

Personally, what I’ve seen from Hall has shown me more than Houston-Carson. I liked the idea of keeping Hall over the latter, but after violating the league’s substance abuse policy and receiving a suspension, he is going to have to work that much harder at earning that spot.

Safety depth was all but lost going into training camp, and many thought the Bears should go after a veteran to help fill the void. Even the recently-released George Iloka would make for an interesting add. But, the preseason has shown us some solid play from both Hall, Houston-Carson as well as Deon Bush.

Hall isn’t a starter. He isn’t guaranteed a thing. So, when it comes to players having to play their best football over the next two preseason games, Hall should be right up there at the top of the list. If he fails to impress, Nagy will have a much easier time cutting ties with him, especially since a suspension is now in play.