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.

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.

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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