Barber out, Urlacher in for Bears vs. Vikings
Sunday, January 1, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber is inactive for the game at Minnesota, his home state, because of a calf injury.
Barber was listed as doubtful for Sunday, his second straight game missed after becoming the featured back a month ago when Matt Forte got hurt. Kahlil Bell makes his second straight start at running back for the Bears, after posting a career-high 121 yards the week before.
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is in the lineup despite a knee injury that had him listed as questionable to face the Vikings.
For the Vikings, rookies DeMarcus Love and D'Aundre Reed are inactive again, making them healthy scratches for all 16 games. Love, an offensive tackle, is a sixth-round draft pick from Arkansas. Reed, a defensive end, is a seventh-rounder from Arizona.