Many were alarmed when two Pro Bowl veterans were not participating in only the second practice of training camp.
But Bears coach Lovie Smith said it was his decision to sit Brian Urlacher and Olin Kreutz.
"We had a couple of guys we kept out," Smith said Saturday night. "They should be good to go tomorrow."
Smith said Urlacher was not held out because of his wrist or back.
Overall, Smith said he was pleased with the first fully padded practice.
"Set the bar a little bit," he said. "We have a long way to go. Thank God we don't have to play tomorrow or anything like that."
The practice wasn't nearly as action-packed as Friday night, when there were highlight plays made on offense and defense.
Running back Matt Forte slid to haul in a downfield pass from Jay Cutler, and receiver Devin Hester stretched out of bounds to bring one in from Caleb Hanie.
Defensive tackle Anthony Adams barreled into the backfield and would have either gotten a sack or a pressure on Cutler, who tossed the ball out of bounds (obviously, defenders are not allowed to hit the quarterbacks).
Meanwhile, Craig Steltz stepped in for Chris Harris, who tweaked his back in a light morning workout. It's unclear how long Harris will be out, but Steltz will get a chance to make some sort of impression with the starters.