Report: Quintin Demps signing with the Bears

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Quiintin Demps moves on from the Houston Texans.

Looks like the Houston Texans will now need to find a new starting safety.

The Texans are losing starting free safety Quiintin Demps to the Chicago Bears as he gets ready to sign a three-year, $13.5 million contract once the new NFL league year begins at 4PM today.

The Bears really aren’t paying Demps a lot money. I think Houston could have given him the same contract.

Demps is coming off a season in which he hauled in six interceptions, but the Texans clearly feel like they don’t need him since they were unwilling to pay him $4.5 million a year.

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I would expect Houston to address the safety position either through the draft or via free agency where they might look to pay someone $1-2 million a year. I’m not sure they’re confident in the safeties on their roster other than Andre Hal.

As of right now, the Texans will likely be losing two starting defensive backs with A.J. Bouye expected to sign elsewhere as well.

The Texans could also be in danger of losing linebacker John Simon as well as tight end Ryan Griffin.

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