NFC North personnel updates

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

PITTSBURGH -- Here is the key personnel news around the NFC North on Sunday:

  • Minnesota was coy about cornerback Antoine Winfield’s replacement, listing Karl Paymah or Benny Sapp as the starter opposite Cedric Griffin. Oh boy. Whatever will they do?

  • Vikings receiver Percy Harvin (shoulder) is in uniform and will play.

  • Chicago defensive tackle Tommie Harris (knee) did not practice all week and won’t play at Cincinnati, although that won’t become official for a few hours. Harris’ situation with the Bears merits further inspection. There’s no indication Harris has anything other than chronic knee pain, the same issue that has bothered him since last season. The Bears are only five games into their season and already Harris is having trouble staying on the field.

  • Green Bay won’t have left tackle Chad Clifton (ankle), but center Jason Spitz (back) was not among the eight inactive players announced before its game at Cleveland. It’s expected that veteran Scott Wells will start at center, however. Clifton will be replaced by rookie T.J. Lang.