Mercifully, this will be final injury report of the 2016 NFL season for the Chicago Bears. In a season marred with one injury after the other, the Bears will travel to Minnesota to face a stumbling Vikings’ team to close out the year.
Injuries have hit both the Bears and Vikes hard and neither have anything to play for on Sunday except pride. Well, unless you’re draftnik and are worried about draft positioning. Because if the Bears lose, they’ll remain in the number 3 slot, but a win could push them all the way up to the 6th spot.
As for the game on Sunday, Chicago lists outside linebackers Leonard Floyd (concussion) as doubtful, and Pernell McPhee (shoulder) and Willie Young (knee) both as questionable. Neither player practiced during the week.
The only healthy OLBs in practice this week were Sam Acho and Christian Jones, with practice squader Josh Shirley filling in as well.
Other questionable Bears are safety Deon Bush (ankle), corners Tracy Porter (knee, shoulder), Bryce Callahan (hamstring, knee) and Cre’Von LeBlanc (knee), quarterback David Fales (right thumb) and right tackle Bobby Massie (toe).
For the Minnesota Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson has been ruled out, as has safety Andrew Sendejo. Doubtful Vikings include wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell and offensive guard Alex Boone.
Wide out Charles Johnson is listed as questionable.
Also just in case you forgot about the numerous Chicago Bears’ placed on IR this year, here’s the sad list.
WR Eddie Royal
WR Kevin White
WR Marquess Wilson
TE Zach Miller
QB Jay Cutler
QB Brian Hoyer
QB Connor Shaw
OT Mike Adams
OL Nick Becton
C Hroniss Grasu
RG Kyle Long
NT Eddie Goldman
NT Will Sutton
OLB Lamarr Houston
OLB Danny Mason
ILB Danny Trevathan
DL Ego Ferguson
CB Brandon Boykin
CB Kyle Fuller
And let’s not forget about the two guys on the practice squad injured reserve.
TE Busta Anderson
TE Justin Perillo
Or the rookie on the reserve non-football injury list.
OLB Roy Robertson-Harris
What are your thoughts on the injured Bears heading into the season finale?