Bears coach Lovie Smith said last week at the owners meeting that he expects close to a 100 percent attendance when the voluntary off-season workout program starts Monday at Halas Hall.
"It says quite a bit, too, about our team," Smith said. "They're voluntary workouts... but that says a lot, when you have pretty much a 100 percent of your players coming there."
Greg Olsen, Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers were among those at Halas Hall on Monday. But there are a handful of players who were not: Alex Brown, who is on the trade block, and restricted free agents defensive end Mark Anderson, safety Danieal Manning and linebacker Jamar Williams.
But numerous restricted players throughout the NFL are going to exercise one of the few tools they have to express their displeasure: their absence.