NFL Inactives Tonight: Bears at Vikings Injury Report and Starting Lineups With Updates on Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson

Who are the NFL inactives for the Monday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings host the Chicago Bears to wrap up Week 12 with an NFC North battle. The Vikings have a chance to close the gap on the first-place Detroit Lions with a win against the Bears.

Minnesota All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been out since Week 5 with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable. The Vikings head to a bye week after Monday night, which will give Jefferson extra time to be ready for the stretch run. He told the media on Friday that “it’s tough to be patient and make sure an injury heals properly.”

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Inactives

Bears Designated as Out

  • OT Larry Borom
  • RB D’Onta Foreman
  • S Quindell Johnson
  • QB Nathan Peterman
  • DE Dominique Robinson
  • LB Noah Sewell
  • CB Tyrique Stevenson


  • OT Hakeem Adeniji
  • CB Akayleb Evans
  • QB Jaren Hall
  • TE Nick Muse
  • OG Chris Reed
  • LB Nick Vigil

Latest Injury Report News and Updates

Bears starting center Lucas Patrick (back) is expected to play after not practicing on Thursday. Backup linebacker Noah Sewell will miss his second straight game after being ruled out with a knee injury.

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Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson (ribs) is expected to play even though he had limited practice participation during the week. Backup quarterback Jaren Hall was inactive last week after suffering a concussion in Week 10. Hall should be Josh Dobbs’ backup after being a full practice participant this week.

Minnesota placed defensive end Dean Lowry on injured reserve after he suffered a torn pectoral in last week’s game. Starting cornerback Akayleb Evans is listed as questionable after missing last week’s game with a calf injury.

What Are the Starting Lineups for Each Team?

Bears Projected Starters

The projected starting lineup is based on the current Bears depth chart.

  • Quarterback: Justin Fields
  • Running Back: Khalil Herbert
  • Fulback: Khari Blasingame
  • Wide Receiver: DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney
  • Tight End: Cole Kmet
  • Left Offensive Tackle: Braxton Jones
  • Left Offensive Guard: Teven Jenkins
  • Center: Lucas Patrick
  • Right Offensive Guard: Nate Davis
  • Right Offensive Tackle: Darnell Wright
  • Left Defensive End: Montez Sweat
  • Left Defensive Tackle: Andrew Billings
  • Right Defensive End: Yannick Ngakoue
  • Right Defensive Tackle: Justin Jones
  • Strongside Linebacker: T.J. Edwards
  • Middle Linebacker: Tremaine Edmunds
  • Weakside Linebacker: Jack Sanborn
  • Left Cornerback: Jaylon Johnson
  • Right Cornerback: Tyrique Stevenson
  • Free Safety: Eddie Jackson
  • Strong Safety: Jaquan Brisker
  • Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • Punter: Trenton Gill
  • Long Snapper: Patrick Scales
  • Punt Returner: Trent Taylor
  • Kickoff Returner: Tyler Scott

Vikings Projected Starters

The projected starting lineup is based on the current Vikings depth chart

  • Quarterback: Josh Dobbs
  • Running Back: Alexander Mattison
  • Fullback: C.J. Ham
  • Wide Receiver: Jordan Addison, K.J. Osborn
  • Tight End: T.J. Hockenson
  • Left Offensive Tackle: Christian Darrisaw
  • Left Offensive Guard: Dalton Risner
  • Center: Garrett Bradbury
  • Right Offensive Guard: Ed Ingram
  • Right Offensive Tackle: Brian O’Neill
  • Defensive End: Jaquelin Roy
  • Defensive Tackle: Jonathan Bullard
  • Nose Tackle: Harrison Phillips
  • Right Outside Linebacker: D.J. Wonnum
  • Right Inside Linebacker: Ivan Pace Jr.
  • Left Inside Linebacker: Nick Vigil
  • Left Outside Linebacker: Danielle Hunter
  • Left Cornerback: Byron Murphy Jr.
  • Right Cornerback: Akayleb Evans
  • Free Safety: Camryn Bynum
  • Strong Safety: Harrison Smith
  • Kicker: Greg Joseph
  • Punter: Ryan Wright
  • Long Snapper: Andrew DePaola
  • Punt Returner: Brandon Powell
  • Kickoff Returner: Ty Chandler

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