The Bears Are Bringing Back Safety and Special Teams Ace DeAndre Houston-Carson

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The Bears Are Bringing Back Safety and Special Teams Ace DeAndre Houston-Carson

Chicago Bears

There has been an obvious focus on the Bears bringing in fresh blood with a new regime. However, this team had a handful of exiting free agents who merited consideration to return.

And according to the Tribune’s Brad Biggs, one such free agent, DeAndre Houston-Carson, is making his way back to Chicago:

Getting Houston-Carson back on a one-year deal checks some boxes.

Firstly, it marks the return of a long-time special teams ace. That might not be a high priority to some, but that group has grown to be a strength in recent years. So it would be nice to maintain some continuity in that phase of the game. Secondly, it keeps a versatile defensive piece for Matt Eberflus, Alan Williams, and the rest of that defensive staff to play with when the gang gets together this spring and summer. DHC might be a safety by trade, but he has spent some time in different positions for the Bears. Considering how Chicago is flipping to a four DL front, we could see Houston-Carson play safety, cornerback, or even a small linebacker role in certain packages. Versatility is king.

And, hey, at least his return gives us an opportunity to re-share this magic moment:

https://twitter.com/bn_bears/status/1314948404561285120?s=21



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.