Jarius Wright will be getting another chance to show what he can do.
With Vikings receiver Percy Harvin already listed as doubtful due to an ankle he sprained 20 days ago in Seattle, the Vikings officially have downgraded Harvin to out. He won’t make the trip to Chicago.
That gives Wright, a fourth-round draft pick from Arkansas, another opportunity to replace Harvin in the slot. Two weeks ago against the Lions, Wright caught a long pass, a touchdown pass, and another reception in a win over the Lions.
It also means that the Vikings likely will lean even more heavily on running back Adrian Peterson, who is having one of the best seasons of his career despite tearing an ACL exactly 11 months ago today.