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Monday, August 12, 2013
Earl Bennett (concussion) remains away

By Jeff Dickerson

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Wide receiver Earl Bennett remained at home on Monday, nine days after he left the annual Family Night practice held at Soldier Field with a concussion. Bennett did not travel to Charlotte, N.C., last week for the Chicago Bears' preseason opener, and is day-to-day according to the team.

Coach Marc Trestman was asked on Monday if Bennett had experienced any setbacks since he began to go through the NFL's concussion protocol in order to receive the necessary clearance to resume football-related activities.

"I think he's just in the protocol," Trestman said. "He's at home and there's been no change from Sunday. I always walk in there and check to see where he's at and I generally text him after practice so there's no change from Sunday."

Bennett suffered a concussion last season versus the Seattle Seahawks and had to miss two games.

In other injury news, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott (knee), linebacker D.J. Williams (calf), fullback Harvey Unga (rib), long snapper Patrick Mannelly (rib), defensive tackle Henry Melton (concussion) and running back Armando Allen (hamstring) were all held out of Monday’s session.

Allen’s hamstring injury has been classified as “week-to-week” by the Bears.

Defensive end Cheta Ozougwu also hurt his hamstring and finished practice with his right left wrapped in ice.

Wide receiver Joe Anderson returned to practice after missing time with a bad shoulder, while Corey Wootton (calf) practiced without restrictions after being limited over the weekend. Linebacker Patrick Trahan rejoined the club after being excused on Sunday.