By Chris Emma–

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — Seemingly lost in the shuffle of the many happenings at Halas Hall on Monday is the return of many key players.

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The Bears took to the practice field and began preparation for the trip to Houston with a healthy depth chart, outside of the expected absence of linebacker Pernell McPhee, who’s on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Guard Kyle Long was back to practice after missing several weeks with a shoulder injury, and the team’s top three cornerbacks — Kyle Fuller, Tracy Porter and Bryce Callahan — each returned to work.

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Offensively, the Bears were at full strength with a reworked unit that included three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton sliding in.

All Bears were accounted for on the practice field with Sunday’s contest against the Texans approaching.

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