Bears' Devin Hester returns to practice

Updated: August 10, 2010, 11:32 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- After sitting out several days with a sore groin, Chicago Bears starting wide receiver Devin Hester fully participated in the team's Tuesday morning walk-through practice.

"I'm feeling pretty good," Hester said. "You know, I came out and ran around a little today and broke a sweat."

According to Hester, the groin injury didn't occur on a single play. The soreness accumulated during the first week of camp until the wideout required rest for a few days.

"It just kind of built up," Hester said. "When you're working hard, things like that tend to happen. Coach always says if you don't get hurt in training camp you're not working hard enough. I guess I'm working hard."

Hester was medically cleared and dressed in full-pads for practice Tuesday night.

Also, Danieal Manning (hamstring) and Nick Roach (knee) both returned for the evening session, though Manning was limited to a few individual drills.

Those sitting it out included Johnny Knox, Greg Olsen, Brandon Manumaleuna, Earl Bennett, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Harvey Unga, Brian Iwuh and Pisa Tinoisamoa.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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