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Jay Cutler’s injured ankle improving

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Updated: December 6, 2013 3:51PM

Quarterback Jay Cutler still will spend Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys on the sideline, but his injured ankle continues to make progress.

Cutler (high-ankle sprain) practiced for the second consecutive day on Friday. But the best news from it is that he was able to after showing no ill effects from Thursday’s limited session.

“He worked consistently [Friday],” Trestman said. “He did not seem to be any more inhibited [Friday] than he was [Thursday]. ... It didn’t look like he was inhibited at all [Friday].”

Backup Josh McCown will make his fifth this start this season, including fourth straight, when the Bears take the field against the Cowboys.

Did McCown expect to play this much after Cutler sprained his ankle Nov. 10 against the Detroit Lions?

“Well, we talk on a daily basis so I was kind of a little more in the loop than you guys [the media] as far as I understood the kind of pain he was in, things like that,” McCown said. “But really I also know how tough the guy is. So for me it’s just been week to week. This week, this game, play the best I can in this game and then move on to the next week and see what happens and so I understood that he was hurting, that it was pretty bad. But I also thought that this guy could come back any day now because of just how tough he is and the type of competitor he is.”


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