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Bears agree to terms with the Texans’ Quintin Demps per report

Chicago is set to ink the Houston safety to a three-year deal.

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The Bears have found their free agent safety in Demps.
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With the start of the 2017 league year on the horizon, it appears the Chicago Bears have had their first domino in this year’s free agency drop with Texans safety Quintin Demps.

The Bears are set to sign Demps, who will be 32-years-old next season, to a three-year deal worth $4.5 million per year according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. More terms of contract structure and guaranteed money have not yet come to light.

Demps seemed to show off the pending signing prematurely before any major source reported it by tweeting out his pending arrival to Chicago to sign his contract.

Last year, Demps had 55 tackles, six interceptions, nine passes defended, and a forced fumble for the Texans. The veteran was one of the stabilizing forces for Houston’s number one ranked defense in the regular season.

As we near closer to the official start of free agency, Chicago may be attempting to pair a corner such as New England’s Logan Ryan with Demps, after the Bears lost out on Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore to those same Patriots earlier today.

With Demps in the fold from the development perspective, potentially look for the Bears to pair a highly drafted safety in April’s draft to play next to him in a mentorship role.

Whatever the case, Demps is far from an answer at the position given his age, but is a solid addition to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s defense in Chicago nonetheless.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is a staff writer for Windy City Gridiron and Second City Hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.