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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Final Injury Reports for Both Teams

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Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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Friday is injury report day across the National Football League, ladies and gentlemen, and both the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears have released their final injury reports before this weekend's contest. Let's take a look at the bumps and bruises on both sides, starting with the visiting team.

Chicago Bears

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Bryce Callahan CB Quadriceps Doubtful
Alshon Jeffery WR Calf/Illness Questionable
Sherrick McManis CB Concussion Questionable
Pernell McPhee LB Knee Questionable
Zach Miller TE Rib Questionable
Tracy Porter CB Ankle Questionable
Will Sutton DT Knee Questionable

The biggest name on the list is Jeffery, who was limited in practice on both Wednesday and Friday, and missed practice on Thursday with his illness. Still, he's been great against the Vikings in his career, and at this point he may be Jay Cutler's only legitimate target. I'd be surprised if he missed this one. McPhee has been battling a knee injury, but has said that he expects to be on the field on Sunday.

And now, the home team.

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Sunday Status
Anthony Barr LB Groin/Hand Out
Scott Crichton DE Concussion Out
Charles Johnson WR Ankle Out
Harrison Smith S Knee/Hamstring Out
Everson Griffen DE Shoulder Questionable
Linval Joseph DT Foot Questionable
Robert Blanton S Knee Probable
Andrew Sendejo S Knee Probable
Brandon Watts LB Rib Probable

Smith gave it a go in practice this week, but told reporters that his leg "wasn't where he wanted it to be," so he's out for another week. Barr didn't practice until Friday, where he was limited, while Joseph was limited in practice on both Thursday and Friday. Griffen said on Thursday that he expects to play on Sunday with his shoulder issue, so it looks like the Vikings' starting defensive line might be back together again for the first time in a while.

Crichton and Smith both sat out of practice on Friday, while Barr, Johnson, Griffen and Joseph were all limited. Blanton, Sendejo, and Watts were all full participants in Friday's practice.

And that's a look at the final injury reports for both teams, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have more coverage of this weekend's game as kickoff approaches.