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Tommie Harris practicing; Adewale Ogunleye sidelined

Defensive tackle Tommie Harris is practicing for the first time on a Wednesday this season, but end Adewale Ogunleye is sidelined with an ankle injury that must have been suffered in the loss at Cincinnati.

Harris was benched last week by coach Lovie Smith, who was very direct Monday when he said that Harris would need to be on the practice field. He is expected to start on Sunday vs. Cleveland.

The players were loose and talkative during the beginning of practice when media was allowed to survey the action, a sign that they’ve put the 35-point loss to the Bengals behind them.

Running back Adrian Peterson is also testing out his sprained right ankle for the first time since twisting it vs. Detroit on Oct. 4. His availability for Sunday remains unknown.

Linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), defensive lineman Israel Idonije (knee) and free safety Danieal Manning (foot) are expected to be limited.

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