Bears rest vets in last practice before break

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears rested several veteran players on Wednesday during the team's final abbreviated practice before their bye weekend.

Quarterback Jay Cutler, defensive end Julius Peppers, wide receivers Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester as well as fullback Evan Rodriguez and center Roberto Garza were among the players given the day off.

The Bears are scheduled to next return to the practice field on Monday in advance of their home game against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 22.