A slimmed-down William "The Refrigerator" Perry, the defensive lineman celebrated for his girth, rejoined the Chicago Bears on Sunday after 28 days in an eating-disorder treatment program.

Perry left the team July 22, enrolling in the weight-control program to lose an estimated 40 pounds, and missed all of the Bears training camp in Platteville, Wis. But he was welcomed back Sunday by his teammates and Coach Mike Ditka, who had imposed a 320-pound playing weight limit on the appliance-sized lineman.