The Bears got back to practice Monday morning, with the exception of center Olin Kreutz, tight end Desmond Clark (neck) and safety Kevin Payne (back), who were held out, in addition to running back Garrett Wolfe, who still hasn’t returned from the lacerated kidney he suffered on Nov. 8 against the Cardinals.
The team hasn’t been required to list a specific injury for Kreutz yet, and he may just be getting a day off because of “general soreness.”
Offensive tackle Orlando Pace (head), safety Al Afalava (shoulder), guard Josh Beekman and cornerback Zack Bowman (back), all of whom did not finish the game in Thursday night’s loss to the 49ers, were at practice. But it remains to be seen how much any of them were limited.
Offensive coordinator Ron Turner said last Thursday night that Beekman was replaced at left guard by Frank Omiyale for the final possession because the Bears were throwing on nearly every down in the hurry-up offense. Omiyale is considered the better option in pass protection.