BOURBONNAIS — Plenty of good news for the Bears on the injury front Sunday with the return of Chris Conte, Craig Steltz, Tim Jennings and Kyle Long, but the hamstring bug has another player on the sidelines.
Chris Williams missed his first practice of camp after hurting his hamstring in Friday night’s game against the Eagles. He joined Isaiah Frey and Eben Britton, who remain out with hamstring injuries, and Brian de la Puente with his sprained knee.
Jordan Mills did not practice because of soreness in his foot. He was wearing a boot that he said is precautionary. “It's taking pressure off my foot and not putting too much weight on it.”
Jared Allen returned to practice as well.
Marc Trestman did not have a definitive timetable on Marquess Wilson, but said the fractured clavicle will keep him out into the start of the regular season.
Personnel updates: Danny McCray and Ryan Mundy got the first-team reps at safety. Brock Vereen and Adrian Wilson worked with the 2’s, with Conte getting a few reps next to Wilson as well. Jimmy Clausen got the first crack with the second team, but Jordan Palmer worked with them as well. Shaun Draughn continued working as the No. 2 back. Michael Ola was the first-team right tackle in place of Mills. The linebacker rotations were unchanged.
Evaluating Shea: With a day to go back and watch the Bears' first preseason game, here's what Trestman said about Shea McClellin in his first game action at linebacker: "I think that for the first time in the first game, I think he got his feet under him. I think you’re going to see more improvement as we go along as he locks into the 'Sam' position. Playing at that speed and playing real football, so to speak, that’s not an easy thing to do. I thought he was sufficient, but I think there are signs that he can play a lot better and I’m sure he would tell you that."
Quick hits: Jay Cutler had a few throws sail on him on Sunday, overthrowing Martellus Bennett up the seam and Alshon Jeffery on the sideline, and missing Brandon Marshall in 7-on-7’s when Marshall had Charles Tillman beat. … Sherrick McManis stripped Micheal Spurlock. … Josh Morgan had a good practice, including a one-handed catch on a Cutler throw, and then back-to-back grabs from Jimmy Clausen in a two-minute drill. … Senorise Perry was the third to take reps in kickoff returns, behind Eric Weems and Armanti Edwards. … A crowd of 17,500 came out to Bourbonnais, the biggest of this year’s camp.