Wide receiver Marquess Wilson caught just two passes last season but along the way started putting in the foundation of a relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler.
Linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from practice on Monday, the start of game-week preparations for the regular season.
Lance Briggs was excused from practice Monday to attend the opening of his new restaurant, 'Double Nickel Smokehouse,' in his hometown of California.
If Bears fans think one playoff appearance in the past seven years isn't nearly good enough, consider Sunday's regular-season opening foe.
The distinct feeling is that the Bears are holding the door open for Chris Conte at free safety.