HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Texans will have to plug two holes in their secondary as the defense took a second hit on Thursday. Free agent safety Quintin Demps has reportedly agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears.
The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson is reporting that the deal is for three years and $13.5 million.
Demps had a strong season for Houston snatching six interceptions to lead all NFL safeties and tied for second most in the NFL. The six picks was a career high.
The Demps departure comes after news broke earlier in the day that it is expected that free agent cornerback AJ Bouye will depart the Texans, with the Titans and Jaguars being potential destinations.
Demps took to Twitter to let the city of Chicago know he was headed to the Windy City.
These departures, plus the pending retirement of Vince Wilfork who has not yet made a decision on his future, make it more likely the Texans will look to fill their holes in the secondary in the upcoming draft where cornerbacks is expected to be a position of depth.