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Rookie on the Back End

S Chris Conte (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Bears have made wholesale changes at the safety position, replacing two veterans with an experienced duo of Chris Conte and Major Wright. For his part, Conte feels up to the challenge.

Chris Conte and Major Wright are in at safety; veterans Chris Harris and Brandon Meriweather are out, at least for now. The shift could be seen as a desperation move, or an overdue reshuffling of a defensive lineup that has given up big plays all season. One thing is certain: when opponents are regularly getting an average of 400-plus yards a game against one of the NFL's formerly feared defenses...

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