Kyle Long (triceps), receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee) did not practice Saturday and were listed as doubtful for Monday night’s game against the Vikings.
Long was injured in last Thursday night’s loss in Green Bay. He was replaced at right guard by Ted Larsen, who has started 57 NFL games at left guard, right guard and center over seven seasons.
The Bears are hoping that left guard Josh Sitton will be able to play. Sitton missed the Packers game with an ankle injury and is one of six Bears listed as questionable for Monday night. Eric Kush, a third-year pro who previously played for the Chiefs and Rams, started for Sitton in Green Bay.
“There’s still some tenderness,” coach John Fox said of Sitton after Saturday’s practice. “He was out there moving around. We saw progress. He’s a guy we’d like to be healthy enough to play, obviously, against a team of Minnesota’s caliber, especially up front. But we’ll evaluate that moving forward. It’s a tough one to call right now at this time.”
Other Bears who are questionable this week include running back Jeremy Langford (ankle), receiver Cameron Meredith (shoulder), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee), and cornerbacks Tracy Porter (knee) and Bryce Callahan (hamstring).
Rookie cornerback Deiondre Hall will miss his fourth straight game with an ankle injury.