A few key starters were missing from practice for the Chicago Bears on Wednesday as the team prepares for Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home on Sunday.
Wide receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) were both held out of practice. Joining them was running back Matt Forte who had a non-injury day off.
On the defensive side, both Lance Briggs and Jeremiah Ratliff had a non-injury day off. While Ego Ferguson (illness), Trevor Scott (knee), Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) all did not practice. Players limited include: Jordan Mills (ribs), Eben Britton (illness) and Josh Morgan (shoulder).