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Wednesday practice report

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You know you're getting closer to the regular season opener when coach's start getting paranoid.

Reporters are only allowed to watch a brief portion of practice when players are running mostly individual drills. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz didn't want television cameras shooting footage of quarterbacks working with backs and receivers on Wednesday, however, probably because they were running plays out of formations that they'll use against the Lions on Sunday.

Otherwise, there wasn't much to be gleaned from the 15 minutes on the sideline. Lance Briggs had his helmet on and appeared to be participating fully, which would be a first for him since twisting his ankle against the Cardinals in the third preseason game. Later, however, when the official injury report was released, it stated that Briggs only had limited participation.

As he did Monday, Craig Steltz, still recovering from a high-ankle sprain, worked out on an adjacent field with a member of the training staff.

Earlier, Major Wright deemed himself 100 percent ready for season, although how big of a role the rookie safety plays remains to be seen.

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