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Cutler out for Panthers game

Jay Cutler will not play against the Panthers on Sunday, the Bears have announced. Backup Todd Collins will get the start while Cutler sits after suffering a concussion against the Giants last week.

Cutler participated in practice on a limited basis Wednesday and met with both team doctors and an independent specialist after Wednesday's practice. According to a team spokesperson, the medical experts agreed that Cutler should not play this weekend.

They also said, according to the spokesperson, that Cutler should continue "exerting" himself while practicing on a limited basis as part of his recovery, that his recovery was progressing satisfactorily and that he would be re-evaluated next week.