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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Chicago's safety roller coaster

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune has dutifully chronicled the Bears’ near-constant upheaval at safety during the Lovie Smith regime. According to Biggs, there have been 41 lineup changes at safety since the 2004 season. That’s an astounding average of one for every 2.3 games.

The Bears thought so highly of their safety depth that they traded the promising Chris Harris to Carolina before the 2007 season. On the occasion of his reacquisition Tuesday, I thought I would give you a look at who has manned the Bears’ safety positions during his absence.

The bottom line: eight different starters for two positions over three years. Quite simply, that illustrates incredible turnover. Here you go, with games started in (parenthesis):