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Bears place safety, captain Quintin Demps on injured reserve

First it was Jerrell Freeman, now it's Quintin Demps. 

The Bears announced on Friday that Demps, who along with Freeman was named a 2017 defensive captain, was placed on injured reserve. Demps broke his arm last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though the Bears were initially hopeful the veteran safety could avoid injured reserve. Demps recorded 11 tackles and no interceptions in three games after signing a three-year contract with, according to Spotrac, $4.5 million guaranteed in March. 

The Bears liked the experience the 32-year-old Demps could bring opposite rookie Eddie Jackson in their secondary, though Demps was among those at fault for Austin Hooper's 88-yard touchdown in Week 1 that helped propel the Atlanta Falcons to a 23-17 win. 

Adrian Amos started in place of Demps Thursday against the Green Bay Packers and was second on the Bears with eight tackles. Expect Amos to hang on to that starting role opposite Jackson going forward, with Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson competing for reserve snaps.