Bears' Major Wright returns to field

Updated: August 9, 2010, 12:38 AM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS -- Bears rookie safety Major Wright participated in Sunday's morning workout, which was closed to the public, and is expected to join the team for the night session.

The club's top draft pick, Wright sustained a groin injury last Monday after landing awkwardly in an attempt to make a play on a pass. The rookie says he's cleared to participate fully.

It's believed Wright could earn significant playing time as a rookie once he picks up the nuances of the Bears defensive system. Chris Harris and Danieal Manning currently serve as the team's starting free and strong safeties, respectively. Wright, who impressed the staff soon after joining the club with his ball skills and willingness as a run defender, plays free safety.

Wright said he's "stayed on top of" the schematic aspects of the defense while he was out with the injury, and doesn't expect to experience any difficulties during his return.

Wright produced 150 tackles, forced four fumbles and intercepted eight passes during his college career at Florida.

Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter