Bears quarterback Jay Cutler returns to practice
Lake Forest, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler resumed practicing Thursday.
The starting quarterback suffered a concussion against the Houston Texans on Nov. 11 and stayed behind in Chicago when the Bears traveled to San Francisco last weekend.
Cutler now appears on track to play when the team hosts the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field.
“He was able to do some things on a limited basis,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said about Cutler.
Rookie defensive end Shea McClellin, who also missed the last game because of a concussion, was a full participant in practice, while tight end Kellen Davis sat out because of an ankle injury.
Quarterback Jason Campbell (ribs), wide receiver Brandon Marshall (shoulder), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (shoulder) and defensive tackle Matt Toeina were all limited on the official injury report.
First-year wideout Alshon Jeffery already has been ruled out of this weekend’s game after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday. Jeffery is expected to be out 2-4 weeks