Slimmed down Benson on the field again

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Its Kyle Ortons day to run with the first team today in the third OTA.

The Bears have opened the doors to media and the first 20 minutes of the workout have not turned up a lot.

A slimmed down Cedric Benson is running with the first team. Im not sure if hes looked this small since the Bears drafted him No. 4 overall in 2005. Were talking about a reshaped Ced.

Wide receiver/returner Devin Hester and tight end Desmond Clark are on the field but are not participating in drills. Ditto linebacker Jamar Williams.

Missing are wide receiver Mark Bradley, maybe not a great sign for someone whose opportunity is clear and present. General manager Jerry Angelo has had the patience of Job with Bradley, and hes been penciled in atop the depth chart along with Marty Booker, but Brandon Lloyd was running with the first team. Well see if we can get some answers later on.

Also absent are defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who says he has not been medically cleared to return with his left knee, information that might not match up with what the team is saying. Remember, Angelo said at the draft that all players would be cleared medically by the end of May. Defensive end Alex Brown is not on the field either. Apparently he has a minor hamstring issue.

Check back for more details soon.

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