The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve designated S Quintin Demps to return from injured reserve on Thursday.
This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Bears to add him to their active roster or he’ll spend the duration of the 2017 season on injured reserve.
Demps, 32, is a former fourth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He spent just over two years in Philadelphia before he was cut at the start of the 2010 season and later signed on with the Texans.
After that, Demps played for the Chiefs and Giants before returning to the Texans in August of 2015. The Texans later brought him back on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million last year.
Demps departed Houston for a three-year, $13.5 million contract that included $1.5 million guaranteed with the Bears this past March. He stands to make base salaries of $2.5 million and $3 million over the next two years.
In 2017, Demps has appeared in three games and recorded 12 tackles and no interceptions or pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 71 safety out of 83 qualifying players.