Bennett, Williams inactive against Jaguars

October, 7, 2012
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett is inactive for a second consecutive game due to a left hand injury that limited the wideout in practice the entire week leading up to Sunday's road contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bennett was listed as questionable on Friday's official injury report.

Quarterback Jay Cutler said earlier in the week that Bennett felt healthy enough to play in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys, but team doctors decided the wideout needed to rest his hand. Bennett suffered the injury on the practice field prior to the Bears' Week 2 game in Green Bay, but he managed to play through the injury before being shut down in Dallas.

With an extra week to heal, Bennett could be in line to return after the bye week when the Bears host the Detroit Lions Oct. 22 on Monday Night Football.

Receiver Dane Sanzenbacher is active in place of Bennett.

Former 2008 first-round draft choice Chris Williams is a healthy scratch for a second straight week as the club will dress veteran Jonathan Scott as their reserve swing tackle.

Defensive tackle Matt Toeaina is also active for the first time since Week 1 to help the Bears’ defense stop Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Other Bears' inactives include: defensive tackle Nate Collins, defensive end Cheta Ozougwu, fullback Evan Rodriguez, offensive guard/center Edwin Williams and running back Kahlil Bell.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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