Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler remains Chicago's starter
Bears QB Josh McCown was brilliant again on Monday night, racking up 348 yards and 4 TDs, plus another score on the ground. He's averaging 352 yards and 3 total scores over his last 3 games. But HC Marc Trestman reiterated after Monday night's win that a healthy Jay Cutler remains his starting QB. "There's no change in the plan," Trestman said. "We'll see where Jay is this week. He'll have to be released by the doctors. When Jay is ready to play, he'll be playing." Trestman added that Cutler will need to put in a full week of practice before returning to the starting lineup. Both Bears QBs are worth owning in fantasy right now. Trestman has this passing game humming. Chicago gets a mediocre Browns pass defense in Week 15, followed by a dream matchup against the Eagles in Week 16.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler puts in limited practice Thursday
Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice. It's unclear exactly how much he did, but it certainly gives him a chance to play against the Cowboys on Monday night. Hopefully we'll have a better idea of Chicago's QB situation before the games kick off on Sunday. Whoever starts at QB -- Cutler or Josh McCown -- will have huge fantasy upside.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler yet to gain medical clearance
Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) is hoping to return for Monday night's game against the Cowboys. But he's yet to gain medical clearance to do so. “Getting better,” Cutler said of the ankle Monday. “Still got to talk to the doctors, gotta go through some stuff this week. I don’t know. I think if we’re gonna have any shot at playing, I’m gonna have to practice [this week]. I still feel like I’m gonna get back here really soon. I want to play. It’s just the trainers and doctors and going through the scenario we’ve got to go through.” Consider Cutler 50-50 for Week 14. Whoever starts for Chicago -- Cutler or Josh McCown -- will be a QB1 in fantasy.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler targeting a Week 14 return
Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. But he believes he has a good chance of being cleared for Week 14. "I'd be pretty disappointed if I wasn't able to play for that game," Cutler said Monday. QB Josh McCown has played well in Cutler's absence, but the Bears offense will get a boost with the return of their starter. Cutler will have an extra day to get ready for Week 14 with the Bears taking on the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler not expected to play Week 13
Bears HC Marc Trestman confirmed that QB Jay Cutler (ankle) is not expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He's dealing with a significant ankle injury and is still considered week-to-week. QB Josh McCown turned in another solid effort against the Rams and will be a high-end QB2 vs. Minnesota's leaky pass defense.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler has ligament 'issues'
The Chicago Tribune reports that Bears QB Jay Cutler will have to move beyond ligament issues in his sprained ankle before he can return to the field. He said Monday that he hopes to be ready for Week 13 but that the ligament trouble might keep him out past then. We can't recommend clinging to Cutler unless you're in a particularly deep league or have a roster spot to play with. There's no guarantee he gets back to full strength this season.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler's injury more than a high-ankle sprain
Bears QB Jay Cutler hinted that he's dealing with more than a high-ankle sprain. "If I just had a normal high ankle sprain, I wouldn't be in a cast," he said Monday. "There’s a few other things involved [w/the ankle]." Cutler also admitted that he has no timetable for return. A high-ankle sprain usually costs players at least 4 weeks. It sounds like Cutler is looking at a longer absence. We wouldn't expect to see him back before Week 15, and it's possible he doesn't play again this season. Cutler is only worth stashing in deep fantasy leagues.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler ruled out for Week 12
The Bears have ruled out QB Jay Cutler (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Rams. He's still considered week-to-week with that high-ankle sprain. QB Josh McCown's impressive play only makes it easier for Chicago to keep Cutler sidelined. McCown has won both of his starts this season, completing 57% of his passes for 488 yards with 3 TDs and 0 INTs. He'll only be a 2-QB league option for Week 12, but fantasy owners of WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery can rest easy with McCown at the controls.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler has high-ankle sprain
Bears QB Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. HC Marc Trestman ruled Cutler out for Sunday's game against the Ravens and labeled him "week-to-week" beyond that. It's an injury that usually keeps skill-position guys out 4-6 weeks. A QB might be able to return sooner. Note that Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been playing through a high-ankle sprain, although Cutler's sounds more severe. And he's also still dealing with that groin injury. QB Josh McCown's impressive play will make it easier for the Bears to hold Cutler out. Hopefully he can get back for a stretch from Week 13-16 that features the Vikings, Cowboys, Browns and Eagles.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler has sprained ankle
Bears QB Jay Cutler was pulled in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game with what the team is calling a sprained ankle. He said he suffered the injury near the end of the 1st half. Initial tests came back negative, per HC Marc Trestman, but Cutler will undergo additional testing tomorrow. "I just didn't feel I could make some of the throws I wanted to make and move around, couldn't be as mobile," Cutler said. "[The groin] held up OK. It's all in the same leg, so I think that was a problem. We taped it up and it was stiff. But I felt like I could go as long as I kept it moving." We'll look for an update tomorrow.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler pulled in 4th quarter
Bears QB Jay Cutler was pulled in favor of QB Josh McCown with about 2 minutes left in Sunday's game against the Lions. Cutler was clearly operating at less than 100%. He was unable to fully step into throws, and his mobility was compromised. He finished 21 of 40 for 250 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. We're guessing Cutler will be able to play next weekend, but we'll continue to update his status as we learn more.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler active
Bears QB Jay Cutler (groin) is officially active for today’s game against the Lions. He carries some risk in his 1st action since Week 7, but he also has considerable upside against a team he went for 317 yards, 2 TDs and 3 INTs against earlier this season.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler cleared to play Week 10
Bears HC Marc Trestman revealed Thursday afternoon that QB Jay Cutler (groin) has been cleared to play in this weekend's game against the Lions. Trestman confirmed that he's expecting Cutler to start. Sitting 8th among QBs in fantasy points before going down, Cutler should be owned in all fantasy leagues. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 10. His return is also good news for RB Matt Forte and WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler returns to practice
Bears QB Jay Cutler was on the practice field on Thursday for the 1st time since injuring his groin in Week 7. He's hoping to gain medical clearance for this Sunday's game against the Lions. That will depend on how he looks and feels on the practice field -- and on how that groin responds. Consider him 50-50 for Week 10.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler won't rush back from groin injury
Bears QB Jay Cutler (groin) hopes to return for this weekend's game against the Lions. But he's not going to rush back, mostly due to how well QB Josh McCown has played in relief. "I think the way that Josh is playing, we feel good about that and we don't want to get into the situation where I'm out there and I get back a week too soon and I'm set back another four to six weeks," Cutler said. "So I'm just gonna be smart with it." Cutler plans on testing the groin in practice this week and admits that the doctors and coaching staff will have the final say on his Week 10 status. On 1 hand, Chicago should want its starting QB for a big game against a division rival. On the other hand, McCown has played well enough for the Bears to feel confident without their starter. Consider Cutler 50-50 for this Sunday.
Jay CutlerCHI -QBCutler expected back for Week 10
ESPN's Chris Mortensen hears that the Bears are expecting to get QB Jay Cutler (groin) back for this coming Sunday's game against the Lions. That'd be just 3 weeks after going down. Cutler was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this coming week, but go ahead and add Cutler if he was dropped in your league. He was sitting 8th among QBs in fantasy points before the injury and has plus matchups against the Vikings, Cowboy and Eagles down the stretch.
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