Indications are that quarterback Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not practice today, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
In addition, his usual press conference today will not take place.
Those are both strong indications that Cutler hasn’t been cleared by team doctors to return to the practice field, the first key step in hopes of him starting Monday night against the 49ers. Cutler suffered a concussion during the second quarter of a 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans last Sunday night.
The sitting of Cutler is going to have a huge impact on Monday’s game, to the point where the team needs backup Jason Campbell to have a good game, and to get the teams offense rolling.
The line on the game has shifted in many casino’s throughout the week with the sports books liking the 49ers, but with both starting QB’s on the shelf, that line could change a number of times by Monday.
During a standard week, Cutler addresses reporters on Wednesday, followed by receiver Brandon Marshall.
If Cutler cannot start, then Campbell will replace him. Veteran Josh McCown, officially signed Tuesday, will serve as the backup.