Pro Bowl kick returner Devin Hester is absent from Chicago's first training camp practice.
Bet on Week 1 of the 2008 NFL Season
Hester was placed on the Bears' Did Not Report list. The reason for his absence was not immediately known Wednesday.
Hester has 11 kick returns for touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons, which is two short of the league record. He also plays wide receiver.
The Bears had hoped to extend Hester's contract before training camp but had not completed a deal.
Did you like this article? Subscribe to our Football news feed for the fastest updates delivered right to you - Click here to Subscribe