Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was unable to practice once again yesterday, casting doubt on his status for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, while wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was limited at practice and could return from a hand injury.
Cutler continues to recover from a concussion he sustained last weekend against the Houston Texans after being hit high by linebacker Tim Dobbins. The linebacker was flagged for the hit and the NFL ultimately fined him $30,000.
While coach Lovie Smith has said that Cutler could start Monday night against the 49ers without practicing this week, his status will remain doubtful as long as he’s restricted to the sidelines.
While Cutler hasn’t been able to participate in practice this week, Jeffery was once again limited on Thursday. He’s recovering from a hand injury, and there is still potential that he could suit up against San Francisco.
Beyond Cutler, defensive linemen Shea McClellin (concussion) and Matt Toeaina (calf) also didn’t practice Thursday. Jeffery was limited, and defensive lineman Henry Melton (back) was a full participant.