From what I’ve seen,
I agree with you about defensive end Trevor Scott performing well in preseason games. He also impressed me throughout training camp. It seemed like I was writing his number down in my notepad after a good pass rush in team drills on a daily basis. In terms of Scott’s role, it looks like he will be rotated into the lineup as the fourth defensive end behind
Why do so many injured players wait so long after the season to have corrective surgery? For instance,
West Chicago, Illinois
I don’t know about Chris Conte’s specific situation, but I was talking to a Bears veteran (not Conte) about why players sometimes wait to have surgery and he told me something I hadn’t considered. He explained that players typically have issues with their knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, etc. every year after battling through a rigorous NFL season and sometimes assume what they’re feeling is just normal soreness rather than an injury that could require surgery. It’s not until they start working out again in February or March and are still hurting that they realize that they're experiencing more than just soreness. Again, I don’t know if that’s what transpired with Conte, but it’s interesting to consider.
Has there been any talk about whether the Bears will carry receiver
Tabernacle, New Jersey
I believe that the Bears intend to keep Marquess Wilson on their 53-man roster while he recovers from the broken collarbone he sustained in training camp. Putting him on injured reserve with the designation to return sometime this season remains an option, but teams can only use that with one player a season and I don’t see them doing that unless they have a rash of injuries and really need Wilson’s roster spot.