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The Bears announced their actives and inactives for the rematch against the Minnesota Vikings.
It was announced earlier this week that Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher would be out at least 3 weeks, and later in the week Wide Receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) along with cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) were also declared out for Sunday's game in Minnesota.
The list of Chicago inactives also includes two players who did practice this week: Nose Tackle Stephen Paea and Guard Chris Spencer.
With both sitting out, Nate Collins starts on the defensive line. He had a couple of pressures on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder two weeks ago. Also, former first round draft pick/right tackle Gabe Carimi gets his second start at guard.
Rookie Alshon Jeffery returns after having his knee scoped the day after the Bears loss in San Francisco and his return from a broken hand. Jeffery is hoping to give Jay Cutler another big target to compliment Brandon Marshall.
Devin Hester also returns from a concussion and could be seen as the slot receiver on third downs, as well as Kickoffs. Additionally, Eric Weems will be worked in on both the return games and on offense.
As expected Kelvin Hayden starts at left cornerback for the NFL's leading interceptor Tim Jennings.