Demps (arm) was placed on injured reserve Friday. Demps, who joined the Bears on a three-year deal this offseason, started three games at strong safety before breaking his arm in Week 3 against the Steelers. There's a chance the veteran could be activated from IR later on this season, but that's far from certain. As it stands, Demps will finish his first season in Chicago with 12 tackles to his name.
Demps (arm) was officially ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Packers. Demps was never expected to be available Thursday and there remains no specific timetable for his return as a decision on whether surgery is necessary has yet to be made. Regardless, the veteran safety is likely to be sidelined multiple weeks in a best case scenario, with Adrian Amos, who replaced him against Pittsburgh on Sunday, the probable fill-in at strong safety.
Bears coach John Fox said it hasn't been decided whether Demps will require surgery on his left arm, which he fractured in Sunday's win over the Steelers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Addressing the injury through rest and rehab rather than surgery would likely expedite Demps' recovery timetable, but he still looks destined to miss multiple weeks with the injury. Demps' expected absence will likely pave the way for third-year player Adrian Amos, who has started 30 games the previous two seasons, to rejoin the first-team defense.
Demps suffered a broken arm in Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM reports. Demps was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Steelers and did not return. After recording 10 tackles in the first two games of the season, it looks like the safety could possibly be done for the year, as Hoge reported that head coach John Fox is unsure about whether Demps will land on injured reserve or not.
Demps (arm) left Sunday's game against the Steelers and did not return, Demps recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) over the first two weeks, and now he'll have a short week to get back to full health ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Packers. Keep an eye on him throughout the week, and expect Deandre Houston-Carson to fill in if Demps can't play.
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