Bears safety Chris Prosinski ready when called

SHARE Bears safety Chris Prosinski ready when called

Antrel Rolle injured the MCL in his knee on the final play of practice two Fridays ago.

Chris Prosinski was ready.

“If a guy’s nicked up,” he said Monday at Halas Hall, “I’m ready to step in there.”

The safety, brought to shore up the Bears’ special teams in Week 4, starred Thursday in his second-straight start. He recorded nine tackles and forced an Eddie Lacy fumble in perhaps the best game of his career.

“I was ready. I was prepared mentally,” he said. “But there’s really nothing you can substitute to get the actual reps. For me, it’s my fifth year. I’ve started a few games. So again I was just excited for the opportunity and wanted to make the most of it. …

“I’ve been in situations where I’ve been the back up and been thrown into the game,” he said. “So I’m always going to be prepared, whatever my role’s going to be.”

Follow me on Twitter @patrickfinley

Email: pfinley@suntimes.com

The Latest
One man, 22, was found fatally shot about 5:15 p.m. and the other, 20, was shot and killed about 5 minutes later, according to police, who did not say if they are investigating the shootings as related.
Ten-year-old Pierce Joy was crowned the best junior go-kart racer in Illinois by K1 Speed. Next up: the national championship.
The North Aurora-based company, known for its ice cream and milk in glass bottles, filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in the Northern District of Illinois, court records show.
Among players with at least 20 plate appearances entering play Saturday, Sheets was third in the American League in slugging percentage.
Israel’s military said over 100 drones had been fired but that its air defenses were prepared for the attack and it was ready to respond.