Bears rookie safety Major Wright, recovering from a pulled hamstring, is back on the practice field, but could not predict when he will play in a game.
''I feel fine. We're taking it day-by-day,'' said Wright, who suffered the injury against the Cowboys in Week 2 at the end of Dez Bryant's 62-yard punt return for a touchdown. ''I'm ready to get back in a game, but with this situation, I don't want to go back out there and re-injure it.''
Being back on the practice field at least broke the monotony of his rehabilitation routine: ''Wake up, come in, treatment,'' he said, ''more treatment, watch film, go in meetings and more treatment.''
He said he's made the most of his time off with extensive film study. Teammate Chris Harris has helped him keep up. ''He's guided me and mentored me,'' Wright said.
Wright said he's not concerned with getting caught up with ''the speed of the game'' after missing five weeks. ''The trainers are helping me get back in good condition and back in the game,'' he said.
With the Bears on a bye next after playing the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Soldier Field, the conventional wisdom is that Wright likely will return Nov. 7 against the Buffalo Bills in Toronto.