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|Major Wright likely is destined to be a starter after being picked in the third round.|
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Veteran safety Chris Harris is at peace with the Bears decision to insert rookie Major Wright in the rotation at free safety.
At least, that was Harris' public stance before Wednesday's practice.
"I still am a starter," Harris said. "No, it just is kind of the way things are going around here. They drafted Major for a reason. Major is a very good player, and they drafted him in the third round. He's got to get out there, and the best experience is playing experience."
Wright played a few series in the opening week victory over Detroit, including the all-important final drive of the game. Speculation continues to center around Wright eventually earning a permanent spot in the starting lineup.
"The coaches feel we have three starting caliber safeties here, so we rotated in the back [end of the defense]," Harris said. "It's no different than what the defensive line does, the receivers do it. It's not a big deal."
It's commonplace in the NFL to use a variety of players along the defensive line or at wide receiver, but teams generally stick with one starting combination at safety.