If he makes the 2020 squad, this will be Houston-Carson’s fifth season with the Bears after being a sixth-round selection in 2016 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 48 games in his career, and while he hasn’t made an impact on defense, his use in the third phase has increased every season. In 2019 he played in 342 special team snaps (81%), but defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano elected to only use him for three plays on defense.
With DHC back in the fold, and Jordan Lucas, another core special teamer added, it’s looking unlikely that defensive back Sherrick McManis will return.
In other Chicago free agency news, the contract that former Bear offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas received wasn’t as large as originally reported, so his deal no longer qualifies him as a potential compensatory free agent. Over the Cap’s Brad Spielberger still believes that the Bears are in line for 4 comp picks however, three sixths and a seventh.