Updated: November 25th, 2012 10:41am
Jarius Wright active for Vikings; Jay Cutler gets start for Bears

Jarius Wright active for Vikings; Jay Cutler gets start for Bears

by Tom Pelissero
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CHICAGO -- Jarius Wright was active for a second consecutive week, taking Percy Harvin's spot on the Minnesota Vikings' 46-man roster for Sunday's game at Chicago.

Wright, the rookie fourth-round draft pick from Arkansas, was active for the first time on Nov. 11 at Detroit and had three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Harvin was ruled out for a second consecutive game because of the left ankle sprain he suffered on Nov. 4 at Seattle. He didn't make the trip.

The Vikings' other inactives were: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, cornerback Brandon Burton, linebacker Audie Cole, offensive lineman Mark Asper, tight end Allen Reisner and end D'Aundre Reed.

As expected, quarterback Jay Cutler was active and got the start for the Bears, who deactivated quarterback Josh McCown, receivers Alshon Jeffery and Dane Sanzenbacher, defensive tackles Matt Toeaina and Amobi Okoye and ends Cheta Ozougwu and James Brown.

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