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Bennett Returns To Practice

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Earl Bennett (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jonathan Daniel)

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(CBS) Though it’s doubtful he’ll play Sunday, Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett returned to practice on Thursday.

Bennett has been sidelined since the Bears’ Week 2 loss to the Saints when safety Roman Harper hit him when Bennett when over the middle to make a catch. The former Vanderbilt star had not played or practiced since the injury.

Julius Peppers missed practice for the second straight day with a left knee MCL sprain. Cornerback Charles Tillman (hip) and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina (knee) also did not participate.