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Bears saying little on Cutler’s condition

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The Bears chose not to practice on Wednesday, which meant that they didn’t have to issue an official injury report for the team.

When it came to quarterback Jay Cutler, Coach Lovie Smith passed on giving an unofficial one as well. Smith wouldn’t say whether or not Cutler has passed any of the tests mandated by the league’s concussion protocol or what his status would be during Thursday’s session. Smith was willing to say that Cutler’s concussion history — he’s reportedly suffered four of them dating back to Vanderbilt — wasn’t something that was a big concern for him.

“I am just worried about the one that he had the other night,” Smith said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “Can’t look into the future or anything like that. Every case is different. Jay’s feeling a whole lot better. I just know that. It will all play out.”

It looks like the 49ers will have Alex Smith at quarterback for the Monday night game between the teams after he was able to get clearance for a non-contact practice on Wednesday. If Cutler gets the same green light on Thursday, the prospect of a battle between backup quarterbacks will be all but snuffed out.

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6 Responses to “Bears saying little on Cutler’s condition”
  1. metalhead65 says: Nov 15, 2012 8:50 AM

    wait I thought florio had given the 49ers starting job to his all pro in waiting backup? you know the guy who has what 7 pass attempts in his career and was like the#1 qb taken in the draft last year according to mike. I mean he would know more than harbaugh right?

  2. 4dabears says: Nov 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    As much as I would like to see Cutler play, it might be best in the long run for both parties if Campbell gets the nod.

  3. formyministy says: Nov 15, 2012 9:44 AM

    “It looks like the 49ers will have Alex Smith at quarterback for the Monday night game between the teams after he was able to get clearance for a non-contact practice on Wednesday.”

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    this just in: jahvid best was cleared for non-contact practice in the offseason, and HE STILL HASN’T BEEN CLEARED TO PLAY. every once in awhile, i wonder if you guys have even been following the nfl this year.

  4. cometkazie says: Nov 15, 2012 11:14 AM

    NFL teams are required to issue injury reports when they practice?

    I guess cuz it might affect the line on the games and the gambling industry doesn’t want to lose $$$.

    They bow to some pressure more readily than others. I bet if Vegas told them to address the concussion problem, the NFL would right away.

  5. larryboodry says: Nov 15, 2012 12:02 PM

    “The Bears chose not to practice Wednesday…”

    Unless Cutler HAS been cleared to play, you’d think they’d want Campbell out there getting reps.

  6. chi01town says: Nov 15, 2012 3:30 PM

    Cutler will play Monday Just like Smith will play. the networks have paid for the best game they can get from the NFL and unless the players are refusing to play they will get cleared. remember gentlemen the players are product and this is about money

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