MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago defensive tackle Anthony Adams just lined up at fullback for a 3rd-and-1 play here at the Metrodome. It was his first play at fullback, and possibly his last.
Adams, who wears No. 95, failed to report his entrance to the referee as required by NFL rules because he wears a number ineligible for fullback. As a result, the Bears were penalized for illegal substitution. The Vikings declined the penalty because tailback Matt Forte was stopped short of the first down, anyway.
So it goes for the Bears this season.