The Bears released Demps (arm) on Monday.
The Bears' decision to cut Demps and fellow veteran Pernell McPhee (shoulder) freed up more than $10 million in cap space for 2018. The 32-year-old safety was limited to just three appearances with the Bears last season due to a broken left arm, prompting Chicago to move on from Demps just one offseason after inking him to a three-year, $13.5 million contract. Barring any major additions to the secondary in free agency or the draft, Chicago should enter the upcoming campaign with Adrian Amos and Eddie Jackson as its starting safeties.
Demps (arm) was released by the Bears on Monday.
Demps spent nearly all of last season on injured reserve after suffering a broken arm in the Week 3 win over the Steelers. It's unclear at this point exactly where Demps is in the recovery process, as he was still dealing with nerve issues at the time he would have been eligible to return. Demps recorded 12 total tackles in three weeks last season.
Demps (arm) will revert to injured reserve after not being activated before Thursday's deadline, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Demps was originally put on IR after fracturing his arm in Week 3. He returned to practice two weeks ago, but he's still dealing with nerve issues in his arm and will therefore return to IR. Demps logged 12 tackles in three games with the Bears this season.
Demps (arm) said he doesn't expected to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
Demps first resumed practicing Thursday, and with a full 21 days to evaluate his condition before deciding if he'll be added to the 53-man roster or kept on injured reserve the rest of the season, the Bears will likely take things slowly with the veteran safety. With a career-high six interceptions to go with 55 tackles in 13 games last season with the Texans, Demps could have some IDP appeal down the stretch if he rejoins the Bears with a prominent secondary role in hand.
The Bears designated Demps (arm) to return from injured reserve Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Demps is set to practice Thursday for the first time since Week 3, when he was ultimately forced to injured reserve after fracturing his arm in a win over the Steelers. The Bears will have 21 days to evaluate Demps during practice before determining if he's fit for a return to game action. His potential activation could prove helpful to a Bears safety corps that has two members of the active roster, Adrian Amos (hamstring) and Deandre Houston-Carson (ankle), banged up heading into Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.
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.
Demps recorded seven stops in Sunday's defeat to the Buccaneers.
The Bears played most of this contest with a significant deficit, allowing Demps to take advantage of obvious running situations, as he posted solid tackle numbers. With Chicago suffering from a weak offense, he could become a strong IDP option, especially in games that the team's expected to be trailing.
Goldman posted three tackles along with a sack in Sunday's 29-7 defeat to the Buccaneers.
Despite the game being a blowout loss, Jameis Winston still dropped back 30 times to pass, and Goldman was able to record his first sack of the season. Although he struggled to stay healthy during the first two years of his career, should he be able to stay on the field, he has upside as an IDP option at defensive tackle.
Demps recorded seven stops in Sunday's defeat to the Buccaneers.
The Bears played most of this contest with a significant deficit, allowing Demps to take advantage of obvious running situations, as he posted a solid tackle numbers. With Chicago suffering from a weak offense, he could become a strong IDP option, especially in games that the team's expected to be trailing.
Demps (hamstring) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Demps, who finished the 2016 campaign with a hamstring injury, is expected to slide in as a starting safety in the Bears' secondary after snagging six interceptions last season, the top tally at the position league-wide. Meanwhile, the fight for the first-string gig next to him will likely come down to the wire between Adrian Amos and rookie Eddie Jackson.
Demps (hamstring) has signed a three-year contract with the Bears at an average salary of $4.5 million per season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Demps was a special teams ace early in his career until breaking out as a playmaker in the secondary over the last four years, when he generated 18 takeaways. He's coming off a career year in which he intercepted six passes in 2016, and he'll likely be paired up as a starting safety with Adrian Amos. He's looking like an upside pick at the safety position in IDP leagues.
Depms (hamstring) is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Bears on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Demps' deal will average $4.5 million per year in earnings. He spent the last two seasons in Houston, recording 116 combined tackles during his stay. The 31-year-old safety was tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions in 2016, and was part of the reason the Texans were second in the NFL with only 202.4 passing yards allowed per game. He will provide Chicago with a solid piece for the back end of its secondary.
Demps (hamstring) is inactive for Saturday's game at New England.
The NFL's leader among safeties with six interceptions, Demps' absence further hinders the Texans' ability to stop Tom Brady and company. With Demps out of the lineup, Corey Moore and Andre Hal should garner most of the snaps at safety in the divisional round.
Demps (hamstring) is questionable to play in Saturday's game against the Patriots.
Demps aggravated a previous hamstring injury during last weekend's wild-card matchup with the Raiders and was listed as a limited participant in every practice Wednesday through Friday. If he isn't able to play, look for Andre Hal to roll with the starting unit.
Demps (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday and is considered day-to-day heading into Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots.
Demps was forced out of last week's wild-card round win over the Raiders, but looks like he'll be ready for the Patriots this week. The 31-year-old veteran finished the regular season with six interceptions, tied for second in the NFL.
Demps (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's wild-card outing versus the Raiders.
After pulling ahead 27-7 in the fourth quarter, the decision was made, suggesting the Texans don't want to risk further aggravation to Demps' previously balky hamstring. If a victory is obtained Saturday, his status will be watched closely this week to determine whether active status is possible in the divisional round.