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Jordan Mills doesn’t practice, three more are excused as Bears start mandatory minicamp
Still recovering from foot surgery, Bears right tackle Jordan Mills didn’t participate in the first of three mandatory minicamp workouts Tuesday, and likely won’t for the next two days.
“They just wanted to rest me for a day or two,” he said. “It’s a precaution. Nothing major. I’ll be ready to go. I’m 100 percent. Just wanted to take precautions.
“I was kind of mad I couldn’t practice today and be out there with them. But the trainers know best. They just wanted to be cautious and let me foot rest a little bit.”
Mills had offseason surgery on the fifth metatarsal in his left foot after breaking it during warmups before the Packers game Week 17. He participated in organized team activities, but the Bears want to be cautious with the starter’s injury. He attended practice at the Walter Payton Center, but did not participate.
“He had a really good OTAs,” Trestman said. “And we just want to be smart on this foot of his, and makes sure it continues to heal properly. And it is.”
The Bears excused three other players from practice Tuesday: rookie defensive tackle Will Sutton, second-year linebacker Khaseem Greene and injured safety Chris Conte, who Trestman said were gone for “family reasons.”
Safety Craig Steltz, who did not play Tuesday, continues to recover from what Trestman called an offseason leg issue.