Kyle Fuller returns to Bears practice

After missing practice yesterday, Chicago cornerback Kyle Fuller and tight end Martellus Bennett were back on the practice field today, plus the rest of the Bears injury news.

The Chicago Bears got great news today with cornerback Kyle Fuller returning to practice. Coach Marc Trestman said Fuller, who is nursing a broken hand and a hip pointer, practiced in full.

"He practiced the whole day today and moved around well," Trestman said. "He worked the whole day and got through it."

This is a big boost for Chicago's defense, as Fuller has easily been their most consistent and productive player this year. The Bears were prepared to start Sherrick McManis this week against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' passing attack but that may not be necessary.

Also returning to practice was tight end Martellus Bennett (hamstring) who sat out yesterday. Chris Conte (shoulder) was a full participant as well.

For the second day in a row, linebackers Jon Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs) were limited.

Defensive end Jared Allen took a veteran day off, while safety Danny McCray (thigh) and kick returner Chris Williams (illness) also sat out.

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