Bears' secondary shuffle continues

Updated: December 4, 2009, 10:13 AM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Lovie Smith has once again changed up his secondary as the Chicago Bears prepare to face the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Soldier Field.

According to a league source, rookie Al Afalava is being switched to free safety on Sunday, while Kevin Payne is being inserted into the starting lineup at strong safety.

Payne's ability to make plays in the box should help the Bears contain dangerous Rams running back Steven Jackson.

As the Chicago Sun-Times first reported, Danieal ...

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