Earl Bennett to miss preseason opener

Updated: August 12, 2010, 3:00 AM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett will miss Saturday night's preseason opener at San Diego because of a hamstring injury, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

"He won't play this week," Smith said. "Hamstrings take a little bit [of time to heal], especially for one of the skill positions."

The hamstring injury is the latest setback for Bennett, who previously underwent offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, which limited his participation during ...

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