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Major Wright's ascension delayed

9/23/2010

It appears the Chicago Bears' long-term plan at safety will be pushed back -- again. Rookie Major Wright could miss up to a month because of a strained hamstring suffered in Sunday's victory over the Dallas Cowboys, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com.

A strained groin and a fractured finger limited Wright in training camp, but the Bears still put him on the fast track to a starting position by including him in a Week 1 rotation with starting free safety Chris Harris. The latest ailment will leave Harris and Danieal Manning in the starting lineup, with Josh Bullocks and Craig Steltz in reserve.

From a big-picture perspective, the Harris-Manning combination has performed well enough for a defense that is limiting opponents to 17 points per game, tied for 14th-best in the NFL.