Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke Tuesday by phone with suspended tight end Martellus Bennett and characterized the conversation as "very positive," adding that Bennett hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I did [speak with Bennett]," Trestman said. "It was a very positive conversation. We touched base with each other, and I'll just leave it at that. We did what we said we were gonna do, and that was talk yesterday."

Suspended and fined an unspecified amount by the Bears on Monday night, Bennett missed his second consecutive practice Wednesday as he sits out for a period described as "indefinite" by Trestman and general manager Phil Emery. The club made the move after a fight at practice between Bennett and first-round pick Kyle Fuller in which the tight end slammed the rookie cornerback to the ground after a routine play.

Sources believed the suspension wasn't solely the result of the fight or Bennett's flippant response in the aftermath and described the team's move as a response to an accumulation of transgressions.

During organized team activities at Halas Hall in June, Bennett became part of a confrontation that involved offensive tackle Jordan Mills and defensive end Lamarr Houston and had to be restrained.