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Peppers, Melton among Bears inactives

Defensive end Julius Peppers is not in uniform for the Bears’ preseason home opener against the Chargers. Peppers appeared to practiced in full on Monday, but had missed time and been limited the previous week. He did not play last week against Carolina.

The following Bears also will not play in tonight’s preseason game against the Chargers: Earl Bennett (concussion), Henry Melton (concussion), Jonathan Scott (knee) Patrick Mannelly (ribs), Armando Allen (hamstring) and D.J. Williams (calf).

Chargers linebacker and former Notre Dame star Manti Te’o is at Soldier Field, but in a boot and will not be playing after spraining his foot.

-Kevin Fishbain