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Six Bears don't practice, including CB Tim Jennings

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A day after a walk-through, the Bears held their first practice of the week in preparation for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

And while several key players did practice, several others did not. Receiver Earl Bennett (concussion), running back Michael Bush (ribs), cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder), defensive end Shea McClellin (knee), defensive tackle Henry Melton (chest) and linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't practice.

Regarding Jennings, Bears coach Lovie Smith said the cornerback is getting a lot better but still held him out of practice today."

Meanwhile, quarterback Jay Cutler (neck/ knee), linebacker Lance Briggs (knee/ hip), tight end Kellen Davis (knee), linebacker Geno Hayes (knee), offensive tackle Jonathan Scott (shoulder) and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina (knee) were all limited while defensive tackle Stephen Paea (foot), guard Chris Spencer (knee) and cornerback Charles Tillman (shoulder) were full participants in practice.

Asked if Cutler's mobility would be affected, Smith said, "No, not at all.

"He practiced today without any trouble at all," Smith said. "You know after a hard fought game like that on the turf, you sometimes have some bumps that last a little longer. He should be fine."

The Packers have their own issues. Safety Charles Woodson has already been ruled out, and receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee) did not practice while receiver Donald Driver (thumb), offensive lineman T.J. Lang (ankle), linebacker Terrell Manning (shoulder), linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) safety Jerron McMillan (back) and defensive end Mike Neal (shoulder) were all limited today.

The Bears are scheduled to practice Friday then hold a walk-through Saturday.

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