When the Bears kick off training camp in Bourbonnais on Friday morning they will be without one key member of the offense.
Bears general manager Phil Emery overhauled one of the league's worst defenses this offseason.
Bears players and staff start checking in for Camp ’14 on Wednesday. Practice (sans pads for the first two days) starts on Friday.
Chris Conte had a 2013 to forget, more often than not becoming the scapegoat for a Bears defense that ranked 30th in both yards allowed and scoring.
A focus of the weeks of training camp and preseason will be the Bears’ search for someone to replace Devin Hester to handle their returns.