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Smith, Barr Ruled Out; Joseph, Griffen Questionable For Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. –The Vikings return to the University of Minnesota for their second-to-last regular season game at TCF Bank Stadium without S Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) and LB Anthony Barr (groin/hand) for the second-straight week.

WR Charles Johnson (ankle), who was a mid-week addition to the injury report and DE Scott Crichton (concussion) also have been ruled out for Sunday's game.

On the defensive line, DT Linval Joseph (foot) and DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) were both limited in Friday's practice and are officially listed as questionable to play against the Bears. 

After being full participants in both Thursday and Friday's practices safeties Andrew Sendejo and Robert Blanton, both recovering from knee injuries, are probable. LB Brandon Watts (ribs) are all probable to play in Sunday's contest.

A player listed as doubtful has a 25 percent chance of playing, a questionable listing gives the player a 50 percent chance of playing. It's a virtual certainty that a player listed as probable will suit up and play on Sunday.

For the Bears, CB Bryce Callahan (quadricep) is officially listed as doubtful to play.

Chicago has six players listed as questionable to play against the Vikings, highlighted by WR Alshon Jeffery (calf), CBs Sherrick McMannis (concussion) and Tracy Porter (ankle) as well as LB Pernell McPhee (knee), DL Will Sutton (knee) and TE Zach Miller (ribs). All six Bears were limited in Friday's practice.

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