Callahan had 25 tackles, six pass breakups and two picks in 2017, and he'll work towards an increased role in the upcoming season. Depending on what happens in the draft, Callahan will likely return to his No. 3 cornerback role in 2018.
The Bears now have the right to match another team's offer to Callahan in order to keep him in Chicago. Callahan has started 19 games in his three-year career, and he posted 25 tackles, six pass breakups and two picks in 2017. Starting cornerback Kyle Fuller has received a transition tag from the Bears, but his return isn't certain yet, so Callahan could in line for a full-time starting gig in 2018 if Fuller heads to another team.
Callahan finished the season with two interceptions along with a sack, a forced fumble and 25 tackles in 12 games.
Callahan picked off the first two passes of his career, but he averaged two tackles per game, and he provided very little fantasy production in most of his appearances. He'll be a restricted free agent this off-season, and unless he shows continued improvement as a playmaker, he'll be a weak fantasy option.
Callahan was inactive for Sunday's loss to the 49ers after being limited in practice last week, but he appears set to go for Week 14. The 26-year-old should return to his role as a nickel-and-dime package cornerback for the Bears.
Callahan is listed as inactive Sunday against the 49ers.
Callahan has been limited all week with a knee injury, and it looks like he didn't get quite enough reps in to warrant a spot on the active roster. Cre'Von LeBlanc avoided the inactive list despite an illness, so he'll be the top reserve cornerback behind Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller.
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