Found November 15, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Chicago Bears list tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) as questionable to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, while defensive end Shea McClellin (hamstring) is doubtful after sitting out the entire week of practice. Bennett rested his sore ankle on Thursday, but returned to the field in limited fashion on Friday. “He (Bennett) worked probably 50 percent of the practice,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. “We were trying to be smart with him, but he got work in today and did well. Hopefully with 48 hours (until kickoff on Sunday) he’ll feel even better. But we got some execution done with him, so it was good.” Bennett has battled through nagging injuries much of the season, but has still managed to start all nine games and catch 40 passes for 421 yards and four touchdowns. After being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his 3.0 sack performance against the Green Bay Packers on November 4, McClellin tweaked his hamstring at practice last Thursday and w...

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Full-text transcript of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman’s Friday press conference.

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