Bears defensive coordinator: We have enough depth at cornerback

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Cornerback looks like a position of concern for the Bears this season, given their losses in the offseason. But Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai says he’s all set on cornerbacks.

The Bears lost cornerbacks Kyle Fuller, who played 99 percent of their defensive snaps last season, and Buster Skrine, who played 52 percent of their defensive snaps last season, in moves designed to get under the salary cap this offseason. Desai, however, says the Bears will be fine with Desmond Trufant, Kindle Vildor, Tre Roberson, Artie Burns and rookie Thomas Graham Jr. all in the mix to join Jaylon Johnson in the starting lineup.

We’ve got enough depth where we’ll be able to solve that problem,” Desai said, via the Chicago Tribune. “It’s a good problem to have because when it’s an open competition I think you get the best out of all the players on your roster.”

Lost in all the excitement about Justin Fields‘ arrival in Chicago have been very real questions about the Bears’ defense. But Desai sounds unconcerned.

4 responses to “Bears defensive coordinator: We have enough depth at cornerback

  1. The rest of us generally do see a problem. Called this place home for 45 years (home base) and have never rooted for the Bears. Just not a very good franchise and have never been particularly self aware.

    Still smarter than the Vikings tho. SKOL!

  2. What else is he supposed to say, the house is on fire and we can’t put it out?

    As a fan, I hope someone releases a serviceable veteran who’ll take a one year prove it deal. As an objective observer, I cannot understand many of the cost saving moves. Like why is Jimmy Graham still here? Why cut Leno AND Massie. Graham and Leno getting released would’ve allowed them to keep Fuller. Then you’ve drafted Leno’s replacement and would not have created a roster hole.

  3. This reduced cap year has had a lot of teams making a lot of moves they’d rather not have had to make.

    It’s also given all the coolest of the cool guys lots of cool stuff to say in really cool ways.

    Yay. Or not.

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