Chris Conte was on the inactive list after just his first week of practice since offseason shoulder surgery.
The Bears coaching staff got a firsthand look at the progress their 2014 rookie class has made during Thursday's 20-19 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Coaches typically adhere to dictums that the best five offensive linemen will start, the best four defensive linemen will start and so on, often with only marginal allowances for assigned position
Friday night was the first chance for the Bears coaching staff to see what kind of progress the team's 2014 rookie class has made since the start of training camp.
Not quite every day of training camp, but pretty close, has had a different combination of free-strong safeties. Handicapping who will emerge as the starting tandem from among M.D.