Adrian Amos could be an option for Chicago Bears at free safety

The Chicago Bears have a couple solid veteran options at safety in Antrel Rolle and Ryan Mundy, but ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson notes that the team may be one injury away from relying on a rookie in that role. If either Rolle or Mundy is injured, Dickerson believes 2015 fifth-round pick Adrian Amos could be the likely replacement.

Amos, a 6-foot, 218-pound converted cornerback, is described as "a versatile player" by Bears general manager Ryan Pace, according to ESPN.

"He’s played corner, he’s played nickel, he’s played safety, so we like the coverage versatility that he brings," Pace told ESPN about Amos. "Just a high-character guy who’s extremely intelligent. Three-year starter, and I like the versatility that he’s played multiple positions."

Amos had seven interceptions while patrolling Penn State’s defensive backfield, leading up to his being selected in this year’s draft. For what it’s worth, Dickerson envisions him as a "center fielder-type free safety" and gives him the "early edge" over Brock Vereen on Chicago’s depth chart.

(h/t ESPN)

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