Sick bay: Bennett out; Bush, Jennings still not practicing

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Sick bay: Bennett out; Bush, Jennings still not practicing

Wide receiver Earl Bennett will not play next Sunday in Minnesota, declared out by the Bears because of lingering effects of the concussion suffered last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Bennett was declared out by coach Lovie Smith on Thursday and the news was not a lot better for two key players. Running back Michael Bush remained unable to practice with sore ribs and was joined on the sidelines by cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder).

Guards Gabe Carimi (hamstring) and Chris Spencer (knee) practiced only on a limited basis, as did receiver Devin Hester (concussion) and Alshon Jeffery (knee) and defensive tackle Stephen Paea (foot).

The Vikings again practiced without defensive end Jared Allen (shoulder, back), and coaches held running back Adrian Peterson out of practice as well.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph (shoulder), linebacker Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), tackle Phil Loadholt (knee), center John Sullivan (ribs, knee) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee) all remained limited in practice.

In The Gym at EFT: Basketball Explosive Power Development

In The Gym at EFT: Basketball Explosive Power Development

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Landon Cox demonstrates basketball explosive power development with Nojel Eastern of Evanston Township High School.

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Wintrust's Athlete of the Week: Conant senior guard Jimmy Sotos

Wintrust's Athlete of the Week: Conant senior guard Jimmy Sotos

This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Conant senior guard Jimmy Sotos.

See why, and learn more about Sotos in the video above.