Jon Beason won't be coming out of the tunnel this week. (Getty Images)The Carolina Panthers will be without starting middle linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble when they host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Beason (knee) and Gamble (shoulder) had been listed as "doubtful" on the Panthers' final injury report of the week. 2012 first-round pick Luke Kuechly will start for Beason with veteran Thomas Davis starting at weak-side linebacker. Captain Munnerlyn gets the start for Gamble.
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) is also inactive, as he was expected to be. Hernandez sprained his ankle in Week 2 and, while he returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday, he was "questionable" to play on Sunday.
Here are the full inactive lists for the late afternoon games on Sunday:
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars
Chicago: RB Kahlil Bell, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Earl Bennett, OL Chris Williams, OL Edwin Williams, DT Nate Collins, DE Cheta Ozougwu
Jacksonville: WR Michael Spurlock, WR Laurent Robinson, OT Herb Taylor, DE George Selvie, DT Jeris Pendleton, LB Daryl Smith, CB Kevin Rutland
Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee: QB Jake Locker, RB Jamie Harper, WR Lavelle Hawkins, OT Mike Otto, G Deuce Lutui, DE Scott Solomon, LB Patrick Bailey
Minnesota: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Jarius Wright, OL Mark Asper, DE D'Aundre Reed, LB Marvin Mitchell, S Mistral Raymond, S Andrew Sendejo
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
Denver: QB Caleb Hanie, RB Knowshon Moreno, TE Julius Thomas, G C.J. Davis, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Robinson, S Duke Ihenacho
New England: WR Julian Edelman, TE Aaron Hernandez, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, OL Matt Tennant, DE Jake Bequette, LB Dont'a Hightower, S Steve Gregory
Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers
Buffalo: QB Tarvaris Jackson, RB Johnny White, OT Cordy Glenn, G Kraig Urbik, DT Spencer Johnson, LB Kirk Morrison, S Delano Howell
San Francisco: QB Scott Tolzien, RB LaMichael James, RB Brandon Jacobs, WR A.J. Jenkins, G Joe Looney, NT Ian Williams, S Trenton Robinson