The Bears had Jay Cutler back on the practice field Thursday, raising hope that they’ll have him back under center for this Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
“I know you all want to know about Jay Cutler. He was able to do some things on a limited basis,” Bears coach Lovie Smith said, via ESPNChicago.com. “So it’s looking better for (him) to get him back on the football field.”
Cutler still hasn’t gotten the official green light from an independent neurologist he needs to play this weekend, but things do seem to be trending in that direction for the Bears. The Bears will obviously do their best to keep the Vikings guessing about what they’ll do at quarterback this weekend, although anything short of ruling Cutler out or listing him as doubtful will point toward Cutler starting this Sunday.
That’s a good thing for the Bears, who really need this game to remain in strong position for a playoff spot in the NFC. The Vikings are a game behind them right now and three other teams are also 6-4 heading into this weekend’s games.