Adrian Peterson is not the only Minnesota Vikings offensive starter that will miss the season finale this week against the Chicago Bears. Left tackle Steve Hutchinson will now sit out the final game after being placed on injured reserve after suffering a concussion against the Saints and missing last Sunday's victory over the Washginton Redskins:
The 34-year-old veteran has played 11 NFL seasons, including the past six with the Vikings. He was unable to play last weekend against the Redskins and the Vikings have now decided to shut him down for the year.
To replace Hutchinson on the active roster, the Vikings have signed Jordan Todman off the Chargers' practice squad. Todman is a rookie running back out of Connecticut who was drafted by San Diego in the sixth round last April.
Several key players will be out on both sides this Sunday. The Bears have announced that Matt Forte and jay Cutler will both miss Sunday's game as well.