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Bears seek right combinations at safety

August, 22, 2012
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Recent injuries to Chris Conte and Brandon Hardin will give the Bears a chance to shuffle the deck at safety and try out some new combinations in advance of the regular season opener on September 9. This a path the Bears have been down before after they trotted out eight different safety pairings last year, six of those in the first seven weeks of the season.

"It makes it a little more challenging," Bears secondary coach Jon Hoke said on Wednesday. "I don't know if it's tough, but it is challenging. It gives you an opportunity to look at other guys and it gives guys opportunities. That's kind of the way they have to look at it. You never how these injury things are going to shake out. It's another opportunity to look at these guys, evaluate and see where we are at."

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Ryan Clark re-signs with Steelers

March, 8, 2010
Hard-hitting safety Ryan Clark is heading back to Pittsburgh, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Clark would have been a major upgrade in the Bears secondary, but it’s believed the team showed little interest in the unrestricted free agent. Clark actually visited the Miami Dolphins the last two days before deciding to return to the Steelers. When healthy, Clark and Troy Polamalu form one of the top safety combinations in the league.

The Bears are still expected to try address the safety spot, but keep in mind it’s a very deep draft when it comes to that specific position.

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