The Bears have re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson on a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.
Houston-Carson, 27, will return for a sixth season with the Bears. The 2016 sixth-round draft pick out of William & Mary has played in all 16 games during each of the past two seasons. Over five seasons with the Bears, he has appeared in 64 games as a backup in the defensive backfield and on special teams.
Houston-Carson’s 91 defensive snaps last season marked a career high. He finished third on the team with eight special-teams tackles.
Notably, he made two huge plays in back-to-back games for the Bears last season. He broke up Tom Brady’s final pass attempt when the Bears downed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. A week later, he pulled in his first career interception against Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers, which sealed that victory as well for the Bears.
During the past two seasons, Houston-Carson worked closely with former safeties coach and current Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai.