The Bears have been very tight lipped about the status of quarterback Jay Cutler, who suffered a concussion on Sunday. On Thursday, the Bears spoke, but only because they had to.
Cutler didn’t practice today, which means he hasn’t been cleared to return to practice.
For teams that play on Monday night, Thursday is the equivalent of Wednesday, the first full day of practice for the week. Updates will come on Friday and Saturday, with a label (out, doubtful, questionable, etc.) being applied on Saturday.
Also missing practice on Thursday were defensive end Shea McClellin (concussion) and defensive tackle Matt Toeaina (calf).
Receiver Alshon Jeffery, who has missed several games with a broken hand, was a limited participant in practice.
The Bears face the 49ers on Monday night. San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith received clearance to return to practice on Wednesday.