http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...fety-starting-conte-mundy-20140901-story.html Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was asked after Monday morning’s practice at Halas Hall whether he had settled on his starting safeties for Sunday’s season opener against the Bills. Yet the “wait and see” response Trestman offered was likely not the variety fans were eager to hear. “We’re rotating the guys around,” Trestman asserted. “And we’ll talk more about that on Wednesday. We’ll get them started in the right direction. I’d just rather wait another day-and-a-half.” Danny McCray and Ryan Mundy started each of the Bears’ first three exhibition games together at safety. But fourth-year veteran Chris Conte returned to action during the Aug. 22 preseason game in Seattle and mixed in with the first-team defense in the first half. Conte, however, suffered a concussion in that contest and was held out of both Bears practices last week as well as the exhibition finale against the Browns. He returned to practice Monday and seems to be in the mix, if fully healthy, to supplant McCray in the starting lineup The return from the concussion isn’t the only obstacle blocking Conte’s path back toward a starting role, however. The safety also spent the spring and summer working back from offseason shoulder surgery, a recovery process which kept him out throughout the team’s offseason program and hrough the first 11 practices of training camp. So Conte’s conditioning will also be under the microscope this week. Said Trestman: “He hasn’t had the preparation time certainly that other guys have had. There’s no doubt about it. But at the end of the day, we go by what the trainers and the doctors have to say. If he’s not in condition to play, if he’s not physically ready to play, he won’t. If they feel like he is, he’s going to have to work into that. Because he didn’t get the preseason time that certainly the other guys did.” In a best-case scenario, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker would love to deploy Conte and Mundy as his opening day safeties. But it’s still possible McCray will hold that place for another week. Trestman and Tucker should have more word on he situation after Wednesday's practice.