Sick bay: Melton again among the 'DNPs'
December 13, 2012, 4:51 pm
Defensive tackle Henry Melton, who suffered a chest injury in the loss at Minnesota, did not practice again on Thursday and was excused for the unspecified personal reasons.
The Bears’ re-signing of Amobi Okoye this week was an indication that Melton, among the leaders in sacks and Pro Bowl voting among defensive tackles, may be a longshot to be available to face the Green Bay Packers.
The offense also appears headed for another week without receiver Earl Bennett, who missed his second practice this week with lingering concussion symptoms. And No. 2 running back Michael Bush, who went out after aggravating a rib injury on his one carry against the Vikings, could not work on Wednesday, either.
Also unable to practice, for their second straight days: cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder); defensive end Shea McClellin (knee); and linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring).
Lance Briggs, Jay Cutler, Kellen Davis, Geno Hayes, Jonathan Scott and Matt Toeaina all were limited on Thursday.
The Packers were again without receiver Jordy Nelson, running back James Starks and defensive end C.J. Wilson.
Tags: Chicago Bears
, Brian Urlacher
, Tim Jennings
, Amobi Okoye
, Shea McClellin
, Henry Melton