Vikings coach Brad Childress made it clear all week that Sidney Rice’s availability on Sunday would be up to Rice. It looks like the fourth-year wide receiver doesn’t feel ready.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Vikings did not add Rice to their active roster on Saturday. Rice will remain on the PUP list for now and his season debut will have to wait at least one more week.
The news is discouraging for an inconsistent Vikings passing game. The Bears have one of the toughest defenses in football to pass against (1st in YPA allowed; 5 TDs allowed/11 picks) and the weather could be nasty in Chicago. Look for an extra helping of Adrian Peterson on Sunday.
Wide receivers Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin are both listed as questionable, but they are expected to start.