Earl Bennett out for Bears

Wide receiver Earl Bennett, who missed practice all week because he returned to Texas to deal with a family issue, will not play for the Bears today against the Packers.

The Bears have not specified Bennett’s issue, though he Tweeted one week ago asking people to pray for his brother. Wide receivers Marquess Wilson and Eric Weems figure to take snaps in his place.

The Packers activated one of their top receivers, Randall Cobb, who hasn’t played since Oct. 13 because of a knee injury. Star linebacker Clay Matthews, as expected, is out.

The rest of the Bears’ inactives include: quarterback Jordan Palmer; offensive linemen Joe Long, James Brown and Jonathan Scott; defensive end Cornelius Washington and newly signed wide receiver Chris Williams.

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