The safety position group of the Chicago Bears may look a bit different on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie Eddie Jackson will still be back there lining up as one starter, but fellow starter Adrian Amos is nursing a hamstring injury and is listed as doubtful. But he’s not the only injured Bears’ safety, as Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson are both listed as questionable with ankle injuries. Neither of the three injured Chicago safeties practiced today, so I would be surprised if any of them played.
That leaves newly signed safety Chris Prosinski in line to receive some snaps on defense. Then again, there’s a chance that either Quintin Demps or Deiondre' Hall are activated off of injured reserve.
Bryce Callahan and Cre’Von LeBlanc, Chicago’s primary nicklebacks, are both listed as questionable as well. Callahan is still trying to recover from that lingering knee injury and LeBlanc came down with an illness. Callahan has been limited at practice the last two weeks, and LeBlanc was held out today.
The next nickle up if both of these guys can’t play is probably Sherrick McManis.
The Bears have already ruled outside linebacker Isaiah Irving out with a knee injury. This means we’ll probably see newly signed Lamarr Houston getting some defensive snaps.
The only other Bear on this weeks injury report is offensive guard Josh Sitton, who is listed as questionable and is still in concussion protocol.
The good news for the Bears is that inside linebacker Danny Trevathan is off the injury report. Also off the injury report is Pernell McPhee (OLB), Roy Robertson-Harris (DL), Josh Bellamy (WR) and Tom Compton (OL).
The 49ers have only three players listed as questionable. Offensive lineman Trenton Brown (shoulder), safety Adrian Colbert (thumb), and corner Ahkello Witherspoon (ankle) were all limited at practice today.