Two veteran Chicago Bears defenders, cornerback Charles Tillman and weakside linebacker Lance Briggs, have been fined a total of $12,500 for what the league deemed illegal hits in the Bears' 20-13 loss to Minnesota on Monday night.
When Bears third-stringer Kyle Orton took his first snap in Monday night's game against the Vikings, he became the 60th different starting quarterback in the league this season, the most since 1999.
Kyle Orton, who started 15 games as a rookie in 2005, returned to the role ahead of veteran Brian Griese on Monday.
Sources tell ESPN.com that Brad Johnson will start for the Vikings this weekend.
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress revealed Monday that backup quarterback Brooks Bollinger suffered a grade two sprain to the AC joint of his left shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed quarterback Brooks Bollinger to a two-year contract extension through the 2008 season.