Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has yet to name the Bears’ starting safeties for the team’s season opening game against the the Buffalo Bills on Sunday but the head coach did admit that the Bears will operate with a safety rotation.
“We’re going to roll [the safeties] in [versus the Bills],” Trestman said. “If Chris is up, we will rotate the safeties. We’ll rotate them between Ryan and Danny and Chris. Are we set at who we are going to start? No. But I expect all three will play, and Brock [Vereen] will get some work as well [on special teams].” -Marc Trestman, ESPN Chicago
In determining the Bears starting safeties on Sunday, the Bears are waiting for clearance for safety Chris Conte to return after Conte suffered a concussion in the Bears’ third pre-season game. Conte has been practicing with the Bears in a limited capacity this week and is expected to be cleared for Sunday’s game against the Bills.
If Conte is cleared, then he will be paired with Mundy as the Bears’ starting safeties.
Mundy has been the one constant in the Bears’ starting safety combination and the veteran spoke highly of Conte on Wednesday.
“Chris is a veteran guy who has played a ton of football,” Mundy said. “He has a lot of experience and a ton of athletic ability. The great thing about this situation is that we’ve all been in the same meeting room and all received the same coaching points.”-Ryan Mundy, ESPN Chicago
With the exception of Mundy, none of the other Bears safeties have impressed over the course of training camp and pre-season. That likely is the reason why the Bears will be rotating their safeties on Sunday against the Bills.