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."
Bears starters Brian Urlacher and Stephen Paea also were held out of practice on Tuesday.