Kevin Payne has been given clearance to participate in any OTAs or training camps after having received shoulder surgery.
"I got the word two weeks ago," Payne said before Jason McKie's Celebowl fundraiser Tuesday. "I'm more than happy that I get to come out for OTAs, practice with my teammates. It's all about chemistry.
"I'm 100 percent. That's the good thing about it. I'm ahead of schedule. I'm just going to be out there flying around, ready to get at it."
Payne is slated to be starting at safety. I'd like to say specifically which safety spot he will start at, but the Bears can't seem to decide who and where they want to put everybody.