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Updated: December 1st, 2013 10:37am
No surprises as Freeman, Robinson and Rudolph highlight inactives

No surprises as Freeman, Robinson and Rudolph highlight inactives

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman is inactive for the sixth time in eight games since joining the team in early October. 

No surprises highlighted the Vikings inactives for Sunday's tilt against the Chicago Bears as cornerback Josh Robinson (chest) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot) are the only ones ruled out due to injury. 

The other inactives: G Jeff Baca, OT Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith, DT Chase Baker

Linebacker Audie Cole will get his second consecutive start even though linebacker Erin Henderson is returning from a personal matter that both coach Leslie Frazier and he claim is separate from a Nov. 19 arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. 

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes will start in place of Robinson with safety Robert Blanton continuing to get looks at the nickel cornerback role. 

Tight end John Carlson starts for the injured Rudolph. 

Bears inactives

Questionable defensive tackles Stephen Paea and Jay Ratliff are active for the Bears' league-worst run defense. The Bears will be without at least three defensive starters as linebacker Lance Briggs, cornerback Charles Tillman and defensive tackle Henry Melton are out. 


The Bears will be without their two leading tacklers in safety Major Wright and Briggs -- three of their top five with Tillman out. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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