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Forte, Peppers would have been limited

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Even though the Chicago Bears did not hold an official practice on Wednesday, NFL rules still require the team to release an injury report that reflects the status of injured players if a practice had been conducted.

According to the official injury report, fullback Evan Rodriguez (knee) would not have practiced, while running back Matt Forte (knee), defensive end Julius Peppers (ankle) and wide receiver Earl Bennett (hand) would have been limited.

Rodriguez was ruled out of the Dallas game earlier last week after he hurt his knee on the opening kickoff against the St. Louis Rams.

Bennett was listed as questionable heading into Week 4 but ended up being one of the seven game-time inactives. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said on Wednesday that Bennett wanted to play against the Cowboys but the training staff and team doctors made the decision to shut him down for the game.