Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery said there was no message intended when they fined tight end Martellus Bennett an undisclosed amount and suspended him indefinitely after Monday's throw-down of cornerback Kyle Fuller at the goal line during a scrimmage.
Bennett previously was involved in many other practice scrapes with teammates in his two seasons with the Bears.
"He was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team," Emery said.
Quarterback Jay Cutler walked the tightrope between his tight end and the defensive player who took Bennett to the ground first during a play when there wasn't all-out tackling involved.
"It's a tough situation," Cutler said. "I thought Kyle did a great job of handling himself.
"We'll move forward. We're all supporting Marty (Bennett)."
NOTES: WR Eric Weem already looked like a lock to make the team because of his special teams skills, but the broken clavicle WR Marquess Wilson sustained means it is possible he will be play more receiver than was expected. Weems knows all of the routes for each position. "It's not my first rodeo with this offense," Weems said. "I know the system, and that gives me one leg up." ... DE Jared Allen missed three consecutive practices for what coach Marc Trestman called "family reasons." ... CB Isaiah Frey went out with a hamstring injury at Tuesday's practice. Frey was the starting nickel back last year after Kelvin Hayden torn a hamstring. ... RT Jordan Mills left Tuesday's practice with foot soreness. Mills underwent surgery in the offseason after breaking his left foot against the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale last year.