Brian Urlacher passed his first test Saturday, coming out of Chicago’s preseason opener in San Diego healthy after missing the final 15 ½ games last year with a wrist injury.

Brian Urlacher passed his first test Saturday, coming out of Chicago’s preseason opener in San Diego healthy after missing the final 15 ½ games last year with a wrist injury.

"There was no doubt," the four-time All-Pro linebacker said. "I wasn’t going to see anything worse than I’ve seen here in practice. I was taking people to the ground. That was the only big difference. It’s good to hit some people besides your teammates, but I wasn’t worried about the wrist or anything like that."

No changes at QB

The NFL Network reported that Trent Green, Damon Huard, Josh McCown and Todd Collins all turned down offers to sign with the Bears after backup quarterback Caleb Hanie banged up his throwing shoulder Saturday against the Chargers. Other veterans available include Daunte Culpepper and Jeff Garcia.

Head coach Lovie Smith remained close-lipped on the quarterback situation, declining even to say what his plans are for Saturday’s second preseason game.

"We always keep all options open," Smith said. "When we have something to tell you, we’ll let you know about it then."

Surgery goes well

Lovie Smith said the surgery Tuesday on rookie safety Major Wright’s index finger "went well," but was vague on his return. "I guess I don’t want to start being Dr. Smith or anything," Smith said, before repeating Monday’s statement that "we haven’t ruled him out of the first game."

Special teams still special

Veteran special teams player Rashied Davis wasn’t worried about Chicago’s blocked punt and poor kick coverage Saturday.

"Don’t worry about it," Davis said. "Our special teams are always in the top 10. Only one year since I’ve been here have we been out of the top 10, and we were 11th.

"It’s preseason. You don’t have a chance to scheme people and see what’s going on. They had a big D lineman running down the middle of the field blowing things up and we had our regular guys blocking him. If this was the regular season, you are never going to get a mismatch like that."

Practice highlights

Garrett Wolfe took a snap out of the Wildcat formation and ran to the left. ... A day after throwing five interceptions, third-string quarterback Dan LeFevour had by far his best practice, throwing just one interception (to rookie Joshua Moore) and completing several deep throws in a light rain. ... Lovie Smith singled out linebacker Brian Iwuh for the second day in a row. Iwuh made two interceptions Monday. Tuesday "he had a couple of big hits. He’s taking advantage of his situation."

Matt Trowbridge can be reached at 815-987-1383 or mtrowbridge@rrstar.com.