Bears' Antrel Rolle: 'I'll come back and be a playmaker'

Antrel Rolle's first season with the Chicago Bears did not go according to plan. Injuries limited the veteran safety to just seven games played in 2015, leading to a marginal impact and career-low statistics.

Rolle is confident that he'll return stronger next season.

Via Bears senior writer Larry Mayer:

For the majority of Rolle's career, he has been a durable contributor. He missed only one game with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants from 2006-2014. That's why his injury-plagued 2015 season came as such a surprise.

Rolle tried to fight through an ankle sprain early in the season, but a knee injury ultimately landed him on injured reserve in mid-December. In seven appearances with the Bears, he recorded 35 tackles (30 solo) and just one defended pass. It was the first season of his 11-year career that he did not record a single interception.

At 33 years old, Rolle's time in the NFL is likely running out. Still, there should be a sliver of hope for his future with the Bears since he's a former top-ten draft pick, a three-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion.