How will Craig Steltz factor in to a depleted safety rotation?
The mix at safety is always interesting for the Bears. The team hasn’t had any player return as a starter for more than two consecutive years at safety since Mike Brown was in town… the first time around.
In my last post, I mentioned how the safety rotation took a hit with the injuries to Chris Conte and Brandon Hardin. It looks like defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will have to play musical chairs again this year to make ends meet.
Let’s start with updates on the two injured players, Conte and Hardin. Conte was set to be the starting free safety this year after starting 9 games at that position as a rookie last year.
Conte’s injury is not as severe as Hardin’s. After he left Soldier Field with his arm in a sling last Saturday, word came out that the injury was a separated right shoulder. The Bears will shut him down for the rest of the preseason, but Conte still figures to be the starter at free safety come Septemb...