The Chicago Bears’ roster churning continued on Thursday with the team bringing another familiar face back into the fold.
Safety Chris Prosnski signed with the Bears, who released outside linebacker/edge defender Howard Jones and sent him back to the practice squad. With the move, Prosinski returns to the Bears’ active roster — and possibly not a moment too soon.
Fellow safety Adrian Amos landed on Wednesday’s injury report with a hamstring injury. Prosinski’s immediate addition to the active roster (and not the practice squad) opens up the possibility that the Bears might be without the NFL’s second-highest-graded safety, by Pro Football Focus’ standards.
Prosinski played 29 games (incliding six starts) in two seasons with the Bears. He was best known for his performance on Chicago’s special teams unit. In fact, PFF listed Prosinski as one of the NFL’s best special teams contributors in 2016. And as much as Jeff Rodgers’ unit has struggled in 2017, Prosinski’s return could help get that group back on the right track.
Jones’ move to the practice squad makes sense after the team brought back outside linebacker/edge defender Lamarr Houston on Wednesday. This will be Houston’s second stint with Chicago. And while his addition isn’t the most exciting, he brings experience and depth to a position that was lacking both prior to his return.
It has been a busy week on the transaction wire at Halas Hall. Perhaps we’ll gain some clarity on Amos’ health status and possibly some other happenings with the team when John Fox meets the media in the afternoon.