WR Devin Hester returned after missing a day with an illness, but CB Nathan Vasher (groin) and DT Tommie Harris (left knee) were absent at the beginning of practice.
The chances of Vasher playing Sunday at Oakland are now nearly vanished, and while Lovie Smith insists the Bears continue to get healthier coming off their bye week, Harris skipping a second consecutive day is not a good sign.
LB Rod Wilson, who suffered a neck injury near the end of practice Wednesday as reported by the Sun-Times, was also sitting out. He has a stinger and his status for Sunday's game is unknown.
LG Ruben Brown (shoulder) and S Brandon McGowan (right elbow) were also missing again.