Brock Vereen


The distinct feeling is that the Bears are holding the door open for Chris Conte at free safety.


The Bears invested two draft choices in defensive backs and added two more in free agency, both of whom have been on course to start.


Defensively, in Thursday night 33-13 exhibition finale in Cleveland, David Bass was in a competition with veteran Austen Lane, Tracy Robertson and 2013 sixth-rounder Cornelius Washington for one —


Marc Trestman and staff have typically held off on announcing lineup changes each week, even in preseason, until the final day or two before each game.