BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Here are a couple observations from the Chicago Bears practice field on Thursday morning;
Left tackle Jermon Bushrod remains sidelined with a right calf strain, although Bushrod is not wearing a walking boot as he was on Wednesday.
Cornerback Tim Jennings remains excused for personal reasons.
With Bushrod and Scott on the shelf, veteran Eben Britton is taking No. 1 reps at left tackle.
Linebacker Lance Briggs has the day off.
Middle linebacker D.J. Williams is present at practice but still in a walking boot after suffering a right calf injury on Wednesday. Williams is officially listed as week-to-week.
Officials are working practice for the first time since training camp opened.