Danieal Manning played well enough last season to replace Chris Harris in the starting lineup at…
Four Safeties, Two Starting Jobs
The Chicago Bears have four safeties that could start for most teams in the NFL, but only two of them can be atop the depth chart come opening day. According to head coach Lovie Smith, "We're rolling all guys around right now ... We feel like we have about five safeties that can play. We'll let them all play with the ones and with the twos." Smith is always a glass-half-full kind of guy and constantly praises every player on his roster, but the fact remains that he'll have to render a decision before too long as to who his starter will be at both free and strong safety. No question about it, one of them will be Mike Brown. Despite the fact that he has missed 28 games the last three regular seasons with various lower-leg injuries, Brown is still a defensive captain and the emotional epicenter of the locker room. Coming off his first Pro Bowl performance in 2005, he tore a foot ligament in Week 6 at Arizona and was forced to watch his teammates make their run to Super Bowl XLI while...
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