Lovie Smith just held his presser at Halas Hall and said not much had changed since Thursday night:
*** Linebacker Rod Wilson will be placed on injured reserve with a broken right arm. That's going to open up spot, most likely, for Mike Okwo or Joey LaRocque. Ultimately, it will come down to who can do what on special teams. Or Okwo's draft status as a third-round pick in 2007 could be the trump card.
*** Smith said they will have "training-camp style" practices coming up, presumably to straighten out some of the lousy play on defense. They don't practice again until Sunday.
*** He didn't blame poor tackling alone for the bad defensive play. Effort was also mentioned.
*** Brandon McGowan remains the starter at strong safety but the team wanted to get a good look at Kevin Payne and that is why the rotated series. Payne had made big strides, according to Smith.
*** Kevin Jones looked good at running back to Smith.