Inactives: Injuries taking toll on Bears
Stephen Paea (Al Messerschmidt/Getty)
Stephen Paea (Al Messerschmidt/Getty)
VikingUpdate.com
Posted Dec 9, 2012
Tim Yotter


The Bears were already going to be missing Brian Urlacher and Tim Jennings with injuries, and DT Stephen Paea joined them on the inactive list.

The Bears were already going to be without some of their top defensive talent with MLB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) and CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) declared out on Friday. They also declared WR Earl Bennett (concussion) out.

On Sunday, their injuries further put a dent in their inactive list, as DT Stephen Paea (foot) and OL Chris Spencer (knee) were made inactive, along with QB Josh McCown and WR Dane Sanzenbacher.

Others on the Chicago injury report from Friday made it on the active list, including OL Gabe Carimi (hamstring), WR Devin Hester (concussion) and WR Alshon Jeffery (knee), who were all probable.

While the Vikings placed Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday, the rest of their injured players were declared probable.

The Vikings had a positive injury report Friday that transferred through to Sunday’s inactives.

They made QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, CB Brandon Burton, LB Audie Cole, OL Troy Kropog, OL Mark Asper, TE Allen Reisner and DE D’Aundre Reed inactive.

Only CB Antoine Winfield was limited in Friday’s practice with a knee injury, and all the players listed on the injury report were probable and are active – DE Jared Allen (shoulder/back), TE Kyle Rudolph (shoulder), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), T Phil Loadholt (knee), C John Sullivan (ribs/knee) and Winfield.


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