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Updated: November 14th, 2010 10:35am
Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian suit up for Vikings against Bears

Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian suit up for Vikings against Bears

by Tom Pelissero
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CHICAGO -- For the third time this season, Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin's questionable status on Friday didn't keep him from suiting up two days later.

Harvin was in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, despite missing two practices and being limited in another because of migraine headaches.

Coach Brad Childress initially indicated he planned to list Harvin -- who also has a left ankle injury -- as doubtful on the injury report, then upgraded him to questionable before the report was released. He's been on the injury report four out of eight weeks this season but hasn't missed a game, nor have his numbers taken any significant hit.

Receiver Bernard Berrian also was in the lineup two days after being added to the injury report with a groin injury. UPDATE: The groin apparently gave Berrian trouble in warm-ups, because Greg Lewis started instead and Berrian sat on the bench with no helmet throughout the first half.

Cornerback Asher Allen (concussion) and backup safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring), both listed as doubtful, were among the Vikings' inactives. Rookie Chris Cook got the start in Allen's place with the base defense, and Lito Sheppard was expected to get the first shot in the nickel defense.

Also inactive were: No. 3 quarterback Joe Webb, running back Albert Young, linebacker Erin Henderson, guard Chris DeGeare and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy.

Chicago center Olin Kreutz (hamstring), who had been listed as questionable, was in the Bears' starting lineup. Backup cornerback Zackary Bowman (foot) was inactive, along with No. 3 quarterback Caleb Hanie, safety Craig Steltz, running back Kahlil Bell, guard Edwin Williams, tight end Desmond Clark and ends Barry Turner and Corey Wootton.

It was cloudy, cold and windy at Soldier Field a little more than an hour before kickoff, with the temperature hovering in the low 40s and 20 mph winds gusting to 29.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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