Bears still unsure of Cutler’s status
BY ADAM L. JAHNS Staff Reporter November 6, 2013 9:21PM
Updated: November 7, 2013 12:02AM
The Bears only held meetings and walk-throughs at Halas Hall on Wednesday after beating the Green Bay Packers on Monday. But if they had practiced, quarterback Jay Cutler — with his torn groin — would have been limited, coach Marc Trestman said.
But don’t get too carried away.
“Limited means we would just see how he was doing,” Trestman said.
“I don’t know where he’s at, really. He’s been running around, working out with the trainers. He spent a lot of time on the off day with [director of rehabilitation] Bobby [Slater]. It’ll be day-to-day, and we’ll see more [Thursday]. We’re hopeful, but we’ve got to be reserved about it, as well.”
Cutler said Tuesday it’s “unlikely” that he plays Sunday against the Detroit Lions, but he’s making progress.
“He’s been running around. He’s been redirecting. He’s been climbing the pocket,” Trestman said. “He’s been doing all of that, but we’ve got to be able to get the doctor’s OK.”
Trestman said that if Cutler is cleared to practice, he should be able to play Sunday. Trestman added that two days of practice would be enough to prepare Cutler. But the Bears still need to see more for medical clearance.
“Part of that determination will be by working him out and making sure he can move suddenly and redirect himself and stride and run full-out,” Trestman said. “Those will be the determinations, and then the doctors will have a say. They’ll make the decision on whether they allow him free access to practice.”
Receiver Brandon Marshall stands by his prediction that Cutler will play Sunday.
“I look like a genius right now,” Marshall said. “If anything comes up throughout the week, we’ll probably have to adjust. But on a serious note, Jay’s on the right track. He’s going to try it this week. If he can go, he’ll go. If he can’t, he’s going to make a very hard decision to rest it a little bit more. But he’s definitely put himself in position to make it out there for Sunday.”