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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Forte, Jennings, Gould, Carimi miss OTA

By Michael C. Wright

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte missed Tuesday's session of organized team activities along with cornerback Tim Jennings, as both had a prior commitment with USO Illinois in Germany, where they visited troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Forte and Jennings visited Germany as part of the USO Illinois Pro Tour along with former Bears receiver Johnny Knox.

As expected, kicker Robbie Gould also missed the workout on Tuesday to travel to Dallas, where he met with surgeon Daniel Cooper in his bid to receive medical clearance to return practice, according to NFL sources. Gould missed the final three weeks of 2012 season after suffering a ruptured semitendinosus tendon in his left leg, an injury that required surgery.

Following the surgery, Gould has spent the bulk of the offseason rehabilitating.

Offensive lineman Gabe Carimi also missed the OTA.

Although they attended the workout at Halas Hall, four other Bears didn't participate in practice. They included receiver Brandon Marshall, who continues to recover from hip surgery, center P.J. Lonergan, and defensive end Cornelius Washington, a sixth-round pick.

Tight end Fendi Onobun participated in some of the session, but was unable to continue. A trainer wrapped Onobun's left leg, and the tight end spent the second half of practice standing behind the team's drills.