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Why Absent from Voluntary Activity?

DE Mark Anderson (Getty: Jonathan Daniel)

Five players were absent when the Chicago Bears opened the offseason training program Monday at Halas Hall. Israel Idonije had just gotten back from Africa, but what's the scoop on the other four?

Mark Anderson Given a second-round tender offer as a restricted free agent, Anderson is scheduled to make $1.759 million this season but yet to put his John Hancock on the dotted line. The pass-rushing specialist can participate with all of his teammates in the offseason program without agreeing to the tender offer provided he signs an injury waiver first, which will probably be the case since... Recommended Stories