Chicago Bears defensive back Chris Conte did not practice again on Tuesday. The second-year safety confirmed that he suffered a separated shoulder Saturday night when tackling Washington Redskins tailback Evan Royster.
The Bears will likely not allow Conte to play in the last two preseason games, but the 2011 third-round pick sounds confident he will return for the season opener Sept. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts:
"Regular tackle and something like that happens, it’s not a big deal," Conte said. "I don’t plan on missing any regular-season games. It’s just [that] preseason was going well. You want to keep on getting better in the preseason, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen."