The Chicago Bears have downgraded cornerback Tyrique Stevenson (ankle), running back D’Onta Foreman (ankle/shin), and offensive lineman Larry Borom (illness) to out for Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Borom and Foreman were doubtful after being on the injury report all week, but Stevenson was a late addition (questionable) with an ankle issue that happened in practice.
With Stevenson out, it’ll likely be fellow rookie Terell Smith who starts at corner. Foreman’s absence will mean more carries for Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson. With Borom out, that may mean that Ja’Tyre Carter will work as Chicago’s swing tackle. Veteran Aviante Collins could be elevated from the practice squad.
Bears linebacker Noah Sewell was previously listed as out for Monday’s game.
No changes to Minnesota’s injury list, with defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga (knee), corner Akayleb Evans (calf), and wide receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) all questionable. Jefferson is still in his 21-day practice window to be activated from injured reserve, and that deadline is Monday afternoon.
UPDATE: It looks like no Jefferson tonight.
Per @espn, the Vikings are unlikely to play Justin Jefferson tonight, giving his hamstring 2 more weeks to heal before he presumably returns Dec. 10 at Raiders. The team has until 3 p.m. CT to reverse course and add him to its 53-man roster.https://t.co/8c6FkFgEui— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) November 27, 2023