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Bears activate Deiondre' Hall off of injured reserve

The second-year defensive back has returned to help boost a banged up secondary.

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It's funny what corresponding moves come along in the late season for an NFL team when an unexpected injury strikes. With the sterling Adrian Amos nursing a hamstring, the Bears were suddenly thin at safety. A few days later you of course have the return of Chris Prosinski and now the activation of oft-injured Deiondre' Hall to the active roster.

Hall, who suffered a serious hamstring injury late this past preseason, now has an opportunity to make an impact with this promotion to the active roster. The second-year safety had a strong summer prior to his injury. Overall, it's been an unfortunate start to a career as most of Hall's rookie 2016 season was also hampered with a severe ankle injury. Prior to said ankle injury, he was starting on the boundary and even had an interception against the Detroit Lions. After, he was primarily a special teams performer last December.

This is someone Chicago was and is still high on, though. That's why it's never too late. Now, Hall can showcase his growth provided he gets the potential defensive snaps with Bears like Amos and Quintin Demps ahead of him on the depth chart sitting out injured.

In other corresponding moves, Chicago placed outside linebacker Isaiah Irving on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in Wednesday's practice. Irving's status explains the waiver claim of Lamarr Houston. A poor turn of events as the Bears could have really used these last few games to evaluate a youthful player with some possible upside such as Irving. The NFL injury wheel never stops cycling.

A small tidbit: edge player Howard Jones was also put back on the practice squad after being waived earlier in the week.

On the heels of a three-game losing streak, the Bears host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday looking to get back on track.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron, and contributor to The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.