Bennett (ribs) was ruled out for Thursday's game at Green Bay. Bennett turned in limited practices both Tuesday and Wednesday, likely in order to test out his injured ribs, but the Bears will opt for caution and rest the tight end on a short week. In his stead, Zach Miller should have an ample workload, which could expand further if Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) are eventually ruled out.
Bennett (ribs) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson reports. Bennett missed Monday's practice after injuring his ribs during Sunday's loss to the Broncos. His Tuesday return suggests he at least has a shot to suit up on Thursday, but given how the Bears have handled injuries this season, a game-time decision seems inevitable. If Bennett can't go, the emerging Zach Miller will likely take on added snaps and targets. Even if Bennett plays, it's possible he'll cede some of his usual workload to Miller.
Bennett (ribs) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report, the Bears' official site reports. After notching two receptions (on six targets) for 26 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos, Bennett wasn't available to the media as he underwent an evaluation for an undetermined ailment. On Monday, it was revealed that he's tending to a rib concern, which is severe enough to result in no activity Monday. The Bears will return to practice Tuesday with a Thursday night outing on the docket in Green Bay, leaving Bennett with little time to be game-ready. If he's unable to suit up (or at all limited), Zach Miller is waiting in the wings to handle reps at tight end.
Bennett injured his ribs during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. Bennett was unavailable to the media after Sunday's game while receiving treatment from team doctors. The Bears have a quick turnaround for Thursday's game against the Packers, with Zach Miller in line to see added opportunities in the event of a Bennett absence. Miller has actually been the more productive player the past three weeks, catching 10 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns, albeit on just 13 targets.
Bennett had two catches on six targets for 26 yards during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, and he was unavailable to reporters after the game while meeting with team doctors, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. It is unclear what kind of injury Bennett may have, though players are specifically not allowed to talk to the media after games if they are believed to have suffered a concussion. Bennett was on the field through the Bears' last offensive play, a failed two-point try with 24 seconds left, so it's unclear when he may have suffered an injury, if he did. Bennett has hardly been productive of late, catching five passes on nine targets for 44 yards in the last two games combined. Up next is a Week 12 trip to Lambeau Field.
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