Chris Conte's cast will come off Tuesday

January, 2, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Injured Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte will have the cast on his right foot removed on Tuesday and plans to fully participate in the club's offseason workout program.

Conte suffered ligament damage in the foot versus the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 18 and missed the final two games of the regular season.

"I'm going to be fine, going to be back to 100 percent," Conte said on Monday. "I'm probably going to start working out pretty soon. It's important for me, especially not having an offseason last year [due to the lockout] to spend as much time as possible in Chicago during the offseason. That's what I'm planning on doing."

A 2011 third-round draft choice, Conte started nine games his rookie year and finished with 47 tackles and one interception.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



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