The Bears received a double dose of good news Saturday afternoon.
First, it was reported Jay Cutler has been cleared to play and will start Sunday against Minnesota. Then, the Vikings declared wide receiver Percy Harvin out for this weekend's game:
WR Percy Harvin will be downgraded to "out" and will not travel with team to Chicago.Vikings
Minnesota Vikings (@VikingsFootball) November 24, 2012
Harvin has been Mr. Everything for the Vikings this season, racking up 62 catches for 677 yards, 574 kick return yards and 96 rushing yards on 22 carries. He's also scored five TDs (three receiving, one return, one rushing).
The 24-year-old was off to such a hot start that he was actually being discussed as an option for the NFL MVP, but injured his ankle on Nov. 4 and hasn't practiced or played since.
Kevin White had a, well, interesting media session on Wednesday, but was he wrong for how he approached it? Plus, Moon and JJ look at Mike Furrey’s approach to White and how Mitch Trubisky is quickly growing into being a leader barely over a year after being drafted.
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.
In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:
100. De La Salle
99. Crystal Lake South
97. Back of the Yards
95. Waubonsie Valley
93. West Aurora