Bears are re-signing safety Deon Bush to 1-year deal

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The Chicago Bears are bringing back another one of their own free agents to bolster the secondary.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears are re-signing safety Deon Bush to a one-year deal. Bush, who has been with Chicago since 2016, has proven to be a reliable safety and special teams contributor, and he should certainly be on the cheaper side.

The Bears re-signed Bush last offseason to compete for the starting safety job opposite Eddie Jackson. Bush ultimately lost out to Tashaun Gipson, who remains a free agent, but he was a dependable reserve and key special teamer. Last season, Bush had 5 total tackles, 1 interception and 2 pass break-ups in 11 games for the Bears.

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Bush has been a reliable player for Chicago, and he’s someone that’s familiar with the defense that new defensive coordinator Sean Desai is going to install.

With Bush inking a one-year extension, Chicago has just two safeties under contract for the 2021 season in Jackson and Bush. Gipson remains a free agent, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Bears bring him back and give him and Jackson another season together.

Key reserves DeAndre Houston-Carson and Sherrick McManis also remain free agents, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Chicago re-sign both of them.

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