Bunkley returns to practice for Saints on Thursday

New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley returned to team drills on Thursday, according to the team. He had missed all games and practices since he hurt his hamstring early in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Running back Mark Ingram (toe), defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee), safety Roman Harper (knee) and wide receiver Lance Moore (hand) missed practice, which they also did Wednesday. Cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) and defensive end Tom Johnson (hamstring) were limited, as they were Wednesday.

For the CHicago Bears, wide receiver Brandon Marshall (foot), cornerback Charles Tillman (groin/knee), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe), safety Anthony Walters (hamstring) and linebacker DJ Williams (illness) all missed practice Thursday.

Defensive end Julius Peppers and tight end Martellus Bennett were full participants in team drills after being limited on Wednesday.