Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler watches his teammates during warm-ups before an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Updated: November 18, 2013 9:21PM
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler won’t play Sunday when the team travels to St. Louis, coach Marc Trestman said today at Halas Hall. Trestman ruled him out, saying that he remains “week-to-week” with a high left ankle sprain suffered eight days ago after returning early from a torn left groin muscle.
Trestman said “Jay is the quarterback of our football team,” and he, Cutler and backup Josh McCown all know it.
“It’s not going to change,” he said.
Linebacker Lance Briggs doesn’t figure to play Sunday, either. He’s a “couple weeks away” but remains on schedule after fracturing his shoulder four weeks ago against the Redskins. His diagnosis was 4-6 weeks off.
Defensive tackle Stephen Paea, who re-aggravated a turf toe injury Sunday, is also week-to-week, the coach said.
Starting for Cutler, McCown went 19-for-31 for 216 yards, one score and no interceptions in Sunday’s 23-20 overtime win against the Ravens. He is 2-0 as a starter this season, and played well off the bench against the Redskins and Lions.