This is it.
The final injury report for what will be the final game of the 2017 Chicago Bears.
If all goes according to plan, this will also be the last game in the John Fox era. Black Monday falls on New Year’s Day this year, and what a fitting time to begin the new direction for Bears football.
For Sunday’s finale against the Minnesota Vikings both Josh Sitton (ankle) and Bobby Massie (knee) are listed as doubtful. Neither practiced all week, so we may see a right side of the offensive line consisting of Bradley Sowell and Tom Compton, with Hroniss Grasu getting another start at center.
Tight end Adam Shaheen (chest) is listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity all week. Shaheen was limited and questionable last week too, but the Bears held him out of the game.
Safety and special teamer DeAndre Houston-Carson (back) is also questionable, and he was also limited at practice this week.
The Vikings have already ruled out four players for Sunday’s game. Starting center Pat Elflein, long snapper Kevin McDermott, and back up corner Tramaine Brock Sr. and back up nose tackle Shamar Stephen will be held out.
If Minnesota wins the game they’ll lock up a first round bye, so expect them to go all out in front of their home crowd.