Bears HC John Fox announced Monday that S Quintin Demps broke his arm in yesterday’s win over Steelers.
It remains to be seen whether the Bears will place him on injured reserve and add someone to their roster, but an injury like this typically leads to an extended absence, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Chicago go this route.
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.
We’ll have more regarding Demps as the news is available.