Bears sign veteran safety Quintin Demps

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Chicago Bears sign safety Quintin Demps to a 3-year deal.
Chicago Bears sign safety Quintin Demps to a 3-year deal.

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a deal with Quintin Demps, the veteran safety announced on Twitter on Thursday.

Demps, who turns 32 in June, reportedly agreed to a three-year deal averaging about $4.5 million per season, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Demps instantly becomes one of those short-term, quick fixes whom the Bears brought in to immediately stop the bleeding in the secondary. He is the second incarnation of Antrel Rolle, whom the Bears brought on board in 2015 to be a veteran presence in a shaky secondary who could contribute immediately and groom a young player below him.

Unfortunately, Rolle suffered a season-ending injury and lasted one year with the team.

Addressing the defensive backfield will remain a priority in the upcoming draft as the team seeks younger pieces.

This will be the fifth team in ten seasons for Demps, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and then spent time with the Texans, Chiefs, and Giants.

Demps had six interceptions last year with Houston, the most in a single season in his career.

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