CHICAGO Chicago Bears Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers sat out his second straight preseason game because of a hamstring injury.
Peppers was expected to play Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers, but the Bears held him out again after he sat out the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. Peppers has been practicing off and on for about two weeks because of the problem.
The Bears also held out defensive tackle Henry Melton (concussion), receiver Earl Bennett (concussion), right tackle Jonathan Scott (right knee), long snapper Patrick Mannelly (rib), running back Armando Allen (hamstring) and linebacker D.J. Williams (strained right calf) as expected.
The Chargers held out running back Danny Woodhead (undisclosed injury), receiver Malcolm Floyd (right knee) and rookie linebacker Manti Te'o (sprained right foot).