Barber will miss his second consecutive game with a calf strain, according to a league source. Barber was held out of practice Thursday after returning to limited action Wednesday. He didn’t re-injure the calf but felt some soreness after returning to practice.
With Barber out, Kahlil Bell remains the backup behind starter Matt Forte. The two combined for 26 carries against the Falcons, with Forte carrying it 16 times to Bell’s 10.
Receiver Roy Williams (groin) and safety Chris Harris (hamstring) sat out for the second consecutive day, and both are likely to be game-time decisions. Guard Lance Louis (ankle) is expected to miss Sunday’s game.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to get a couple of them back tomorrow and then have some decisions to make on game day,” coach Lovie Smith said.