to be aware of for the Minnesota Vikings defense heading into Sunday's game vs. Chicago. Minnesota is currently a -5.5 favorite with a total of 43.
Three starters were held out of practice Wednesday: defensive tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (groin/hand) and defensive end Everson Griffen (shoulder). Griffen's injury had not previously been reported. Eight defensive players appeared on the injury report, including five starters.