Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman indicated to reporters on Friday that he was hopeful that safety Chris Conte plays against the Seattle Seahawks next Friday in the Bears third Pre-Season game.
“We want to get him in there and we certainly want to give him a chance to compete,” Trestman said. “We’ll see where he is coming into this next week. If the trainers give him the go-ahead to start working with the focus of playing on Friday night [he will]. We’ll see this week.” -Marc Trestman, ESPN Chicago
Conte has yet to receive any game action since his shoulder surgery in late March.
Conte returned to practice last Sunday is currently attempting to regain his spot in the Bears’ starting safety combination. Conte struggled last season and that is what led the Bears to overhauling the position with depth this off-season.
Mundy and McCray have operated as the Bears’ starting safety combination for most of the Pre-Season, and if Conte does not play next Friday, then that combination will likely be the one the Bears use on September 7 when they open the season against the Buffalo Bills.