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Thielen & Breeland Questionable for Vikings At Bears in Week 15

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Saturday listed receiver Adam Thielen and cornerback Bashaud Breeland as questionable ahead of Minnesota's Week 15 Monday Night Football game against the Bears in Chicago.

Thielen has been rehabbing an ankle injury he suffered early in Minnesota's Week 13 game at Detroit.

He is tied for third in the NFL with 10 touchdown catches and has totaled 686 yards on 64 catches this season.

Breeland has been dealing with a groin injury for much of the season but was not on the injury report this week.

Head Coach Mike Zimmer said during Saturday's media session that Breeland's questionable status was "not injury related."

UPDATE: The team announced less than three hours later that Breeland had been waived.

Table inside Article
VIKINGSPositionInjuryThursdayFridaySaturdayGame Status
Eric KendricksLBLow BackDNPLPFP-
Christian DarrisawTAnkleLPLPFP-
Camryn BynumSAnkleFP---
Dalvin CookRBShoulderFPFPFP-
Bashaud BreelandCBNot Injury Related - Personal Matter--DNPQUESTIONABLE

The Vikings (6-7) and Bears (4-9) are scheduled to kick off at 7:15 p.m. (CT) at Soldier Field.

It is the first time in franchise history for Minnesota to follow a Thursday game with a Monday game, and the extra rest appears to have helped.

None of the other Vikings on the injury report — RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder), LB Eric Kendricks (low back), T Christian Darrisaw (ankle) and S Camryn Bynum (ankle) — received a designation.

RB Alexander Mattison, WR/PR Dede Westbrook and WR Dan Chisena are on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

View photos of Vikings players from practice on Dec. 17 at the TCO Performance Center.

Bears Saturday injury report: Chicago ruled out DB Xavier Crawford (concussion), DB DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm) and OL Jason Peters (ankle).

The Bears listed WR Marquise Goodwin (foot) and DT Khyiris Tonga (shoulder/illness) as doubtful.

LB Roquan Smith (hamstring) and DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) were listed as questionable.

QB Andy Dalton, who initially appeared on the injury report this week because of an injury to his left hand, was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

All other players on this week's report fully participated Saturday and are expected to be available.

Table inside Article
BEARSPositionInjuryThursdayFridaySaturdayGame Status
Xavier CrawfordDBConcussionDNPDNPDNPOUT
Andy DaltonQBLeft HandDNPReserve/COVID-19Reserve/COVID-19-
Jesper HorstedTEIllnessDNPFPFP-
DeAndre Houston-CarsonDBForearmDNPDNPDNPOUT
Khyiris TongaDTShoulder/IllnessDNPDNPDNPDOUBTFUL
Khalil HerbertRBIllnessDNPFPFP-
Cole KmetTEIllnessDNPFPFP-
David MontgomeryRBIllnessDNPFPFP-
Jakeem Grant Sr.WRIllnessDNPFPFP-
James DanielsOLIllnessDNPFPFP-
Teven JenkinsOLIllnessDNPFPFP-
Jimmy GrahamTEKneeLPLPFP-
Justin FieldsQBLeft HandFPFPFP-

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed

Game Status

Out - Player will not play

Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play

Questionable - Player is not certain to play

(-) - Not listed