EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will be without linebacker Eric Kendricks for a third week in a row and miss veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph for a second consecutive week.
Kendricks is working through a calf injury he suffered during a practice; a foot injury Rudolph suffered in Week 13 against Jacksonville kept him from playing at Tampa Bay and ended his consecutive starts streak at 93 regular-season games.
Vikings running back Alexander Mattison, who returned to practice this week after undergoing appendix surgery earlier this month, was listed as questionable.
The other players on Minnesota's injury report — fullback C.J. Ham (quadriceps), defensive tackle Armon Watts (back) and defensive ends Jordan Brailford (back) and D.J. Wonnum (ankle) — did not receive a designation for Sunday's game and are likely to be available.
Minnesota (6-7) hosts Chicago (6-7) at noon (CT) Sunday.
Friday's Bears Injury Report: CB Buster Skrine (concussion) has been ruled out.
S Deon Bush (foot), CB Jaylon Johnson (shoulder), LB Khalil Mack (shoulder), TE Jimmy Graham (hip) and LB James Vaughters (knee) are listed as questionable.
Other players on Chicago's injury report — DT Akiem Hicks (non-injury/resting veteran), TE J.P. Holtz (shoulder/knee), T Charles Leno, Jr. (toe) and WR Darnell Mooney — did not receive a designation and are expected to be available.
|Akiem Hicks||DT||Non-Injury/Resting Veteran||-||LP||LP||-|
|Charles Leno Jr.||T||Toe||-||LP||FP||-|
View photos of the Vikings preparing to take on the Bears for Week 15 during practice at TCO Performance Center.
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice
FP - Full participation
(-) - Not listed