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Sick bay: Melton again among the 'DNPs'

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Sick bay: Melton again among the 'DNPs'

Defensive tackle Henry Melton, who suffered a chest injury in the loss at Minnesota, did not practice again on Thursday and was excused for the unspecified personal reasons.
The Bears re-signing of Amobi Okoye this week was an indication that Melton, among the leaders in sacks and Pro Bowl voting among defensive tackles, may be a longshot to be available to face the Green Bay Packers.
The offense also appears headed for another week without receiver Earl Bennett, who missed his second practice this week with lingering concussion symptoms. And No. 2 running back Michael Bush, who went out after aggravating a rib injury on his one carry against the Vikings, could not work on Wednesday, either.
Also unable to practice, for their second straight days: cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder); defensive end Shea McClellin (knee); and linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring).
Lance Briggs, Jay Cutler, Kellen Davis, Geno Hayes, Jonathan Scott and Matt Toeaina all were limited on Thursday.
The Packers were again without receiver Jordy Nelson, running back James Starks and defensive end C.J. Wilson.

Under Center Podcast: Can Mitch Trubisky follow Carson Wentz’s path to stardom?

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Under Center Podcast: Can Mitch Trubisky follow Carson Wentz’s path to stardom?

JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin are joined by NBC Sports Philadelphia Eagles reporter Dave Zangaro to offer an encouraging connection between Carson Wentz’s growth and that of Mitchell Trubisky.

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Urlacher a lock for Hall of Fame next year?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Urlacher a lock for Hall of Fame next year?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Mark Grote (670 The Score) and Seth Gruen (Big Ten Unfiltered podcast) join Kap on the panel. John Fox is getting all of the heat but how much criticism does Ryan Pace deserve for building another losing team? Plus, is Brian Urlacher a lock to get into Canton next year?