The Bears have made several upgrades to their roster, but coach Lovie Smith and general Jerry Angelo haven't addressed one position they both stated they wanted to get better at.
One who became available the other day is Deon Grant.
The Seattle Seahawks released him on Monday.
Word is, the new regime (coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider) wanted to dramatically change their roster, and they also didn't want to pay Grant his $4 million base salary for 2010.
Grant, 31, was a second-round pick in 2000. Remarkably, in the last 10 NFL seasons, he has started every single game.
He's had some issues playing in the box, where he was counted on more in run support as a strong safety for the Seahawks. He has forced just two fumbles his entire career.
But I'm told that Grant would be ideal for a Cover Two based defense like Chicago's.
Grant is also a bright player capable of getting his teammates lined up in the back end.
For his career, Grant has 26 interceptions and 74 pass break-ups.