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Chris Conte heads up Bears injury list

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Free safety Chris Conte (eye) remained a non-participant in Chicago’s workout Monday at Halas Hall in advance of Thursday night’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, along with defensive end Cornelius Washington (chest) and receiver Chris Williams (hamstring).

Conte suffered an injury in the first half of the team’s loss last week to the Detroit Lions, and the team announced the safety was going through the concussion protocol, only to divulge later he suffered an eye injury.

"The basic process was he was evaluated for concussion, and he was cleared," Bears coach Marc Trestman said. "Then, he had a situation with his eye. I’m not a doctor. So there’s a situation with his eye, and we’re still trying to get some clarity with that as we move forward. So he didn’t practice today. It’s an eye issue and it’s still being evaluated. I don’t know all the technical terms, but that’s where he’s at today."

It’s unknown whether Conte will be available for the matchup with the Cowboys, but the club did sign safety Anthony Walters on Saturday. Rookie Brock Vereen, who filled in for Conte against the Lions, is an option in Conte’s spot, as is veteran Danny McCray.

In other injury news, tight end Martellus Bennett (foot) participated in a limited capacity, along with receiver Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), cornerback Tim Jennings (groin), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (knee), defensive end Trevor Scott (knee), and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (hamstring).

Right guard Kyle Long (calf) was a full participant for Monday’s workout.