Found July 31, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
Left tackle Jermon Bushrod (calf strain), tackle Jonathan Scott (right knee) and linebacker D.J. Williams (calf) are three key Bears that have been hit with the injury bug so far in training camp. Cornerback Tim Jennings (personal reasons) wasn't practicing on Wednesday. Zack Bowman practiced with the first-team in his place. Middle linebacker D.J. Williams was carted off the field during the early part of practice on Wednesday. The injury is reportedly a calf injury and he is considered week-to-week. It would be a big loss to the Bears' defense if he was out any longer. Williams was signed to help ease the exit of Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker. Rookie Jonathan Bostic has taken his spot with the first-team. Bostic has a great chance to earn the starting gig as preseason is nearing and Williams is out. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod cashed in on a five-year, $35 million deal this off-season after being voted to two straight Pro Bowls with the New Orleans Saints. However he has already run into some injury problems. He left Monday's practice with a right calf strain and was replaced by veteran swing tackle Jonathan Scott. Scott was limited in practice on Wednesday with a right knee injury. Eben Britton and Cory Brandon split reps with the first-team at left tackle on Wednesday. Bushrod doesn't seem to worried about his injury and said he is wearing the protective boot on his foot "just to take some stress off of it a little bit." "I tweaked it a little bit," said Bushrod via "It's nothing too crazy. I'm just going to rest it and see how it's feeling in the next couple days." The Bears have to be smart with the way the handle Bushrod's recovery. They don't want to rush him back considering how valuable he is to the offense. Expect to see Bushrod back on the field in the next week as he doesn't need an MRI for his right calf strain. News & Notes Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu both returned to practice after resting on Monday. The Bears officially waived injured defensive end Turk McBride. Undrafted rookie Josh Williams signed a three-year contract with the Bears on Wednesday to take McBride's roster spot. The 6'4", 257 lb Williams started 12 games at Kansas in 2012 after spending his first three collegiate seasons at Nebraska. He was invited to the Bears' rookie mini-camp in May, but left without a contract. He has a chance to earn some playing time in the defensive end rotation if he can turn some heads in Bourbonnais.   Jake Perper is the founder and head writer of Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Chicago Bears.

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