Chase Claypool, Cody Whitehair, Teven Jenkins all miss Bears practice

One day after the first piece of optimism since he hurt his knee against the Packers, Chase Claypool missed another practice Wednesday.

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Bears receiver Chase Claypool is helped off the field after hurting his knee against the Packers earlier this month.

Bears receiver Chase Claypool is helped off the field after hurting his knee against the Packers earlier this month.

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Bears receiver Chase Claypool, who hurt his knee against the Packers, didn’t practice Wednesday. He’s yet to participate in a full practice since the injury two-and-a-half weeks ago, though he was limited in a walk-through Tuesday.

Claypool was one of five starters who didn’t practice. Guard Teven Jenkins, who was taken to the hospital with a neck injury during Sunday’s game, was held out. So was receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, who was concussed Sunday. Cornerback Kindle Vildor (ankle) and guard Cody Whitehair (knee) were also kept out.

Offensive line coach Chris Morgan said he was relieved that Jenkins was not seriously hurt in the first quarter. He was put on a backboard, carted off the field and briefly taken to a hospital as a precaution.

“You’re worried about his well-being, first of all,” Morgan said. “That was awesome for him to be back that quick, for it to not be anything super-serious.”

Change in plan

With cold weather on the horizon, the Bills said Wednesday that they would fly to Chicago on Thursday, one day earlier than usual.

The Bears continued to prepare for a game that could be the coldest they’ve ever hosted. After stretching inside the Walter Payton Center, the Bears practiced outdoors.

This and that

• Cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who hurt his finger and his ribs against the Eagles, practiced in full and is in line to place Sunday against the Bills at Soldier Field. Defensive lineman Justin Jones and tackle Riley Reiff each returned from illness and were full participants in practice.

• Backup tight end Trevon Wesco remains out with a calf injury.

• Bills quarterback Josh Allen was upgraded to full participation in Wednesday’s practice. He was limited a day earlier because of an elbow injury, and is expected to play.

• A suspicious package left at Halas Hall prompted a visit from local authorities, who issued the all-clear within about an hour. The Bears’ schedule went on uninterrupted.

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