Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Brandon Marshall is taking a four-day absence from the Chicago Bears. The absence of Marshall was per-approved by head coach Marc Trestman. “This was a planned-out miss today for personal reasons,” Trestman said via the Chicago Tribune. “I let him go for personal reasons. But something that has been part of the off season plan since started training camp.” The first-year head coach would not tie the absence to Marshall’s hip and again referred to it as personal reasons when pressed by reporters. Though it is worth mentioning that Brian Urlacher’s absence from the Bears for knee treatment last season was also considered “personal reasons” by the Bears. Last year Marshall caught 118 passes for 1,508 yards setting franchise records in the process. In January the 29-year-old underwent his third hip surgery. Thus far Marshall has been a full participant in camp. Additionally Tretsman expects DT Henry Melton to be cleared for the Bears season opener.
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