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Harvey Unga returns after his wife gives birth to second child

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Bears running back Harvey Unga, a seventh-round pick in the 2010 NFL Supplemental Draft, spent last season on the reserve/ injured list.

And he's already missed a chunk of training camp, after he had to return to Utah, because his wife gave birth to their second child.

Unga left on Monday and he returned Saturday. He was back on the practice field on Sunday.

"I feel as good as I can," Unga said. "I had a great offseason."

Unga said he was thankful to be able to return to be with his wife.

"I'm glad to be there with my wife and share that experience again," he said. "I miss them a lot but, I got to come back to work."

It's unclear what Unga's role will be.

At running back, the Bears have Matt Forte, Chester Taylor and the newly signed Marion Barber. The team also has two fullbacks on the roster, Will Ta'ufo'ou and Eddie Williams.

Unga was known as a power back at Brigham Young, but Barber has already proven himself in the NFL in that role.

"Like any other person on the team, I hope to get a shot and get a chance to make some plays and help the team out," Unga said. "Things happen, so I just try to help the team out and do whatever I can, wherever they put me."

Unga will have a chance to make an impression on special teams. He's also open to learning fullback, if that's what the team wants him to do.

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