NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora reports that QB Jay Cutler has passed all his concussion protocols. With Cutler finally being cleared to play it is expected that Cutler will start Sunday in the Bears divisional game against the Vikings.
Bears head coach Lovie Smith told reports that QB Jay Cutler has been cleared to return to practice, but will still have to pass tests from an independent neurologist before he’s a full go, per Sean Jensen.
There’s still some doubt as to whether or not Cutler will be available to play against the Vikings this weekend, so there’s at least a chance that Jason Campbell is back under center in Week 12.
Cutler added that there’s no doubt that he will play again this season, but this is obviously a much different tone than what head coach Lovie Smith used following Monday’s loss to the 49ers.
It now looks like there’s actually a chance that Jason Campbell could be given another start in Week 12.
The Bears suffered a terrible defeat to 49ers last night, but they were without QB Jay Cutler who stayed behind after he suffered a concussion back in Week 10. Jason Campbell wasn’t able to get anything going against San Francisco’s defense, but that probably had something to do with the Bears inability to block anyone.
Head coach Lovie Smith expressed some optimism that Cutler would be available for this week’s matchup against the Vikings.
“He was feeling better. He got better as time went along,” said Smith following Monday’s loss, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “We left him at home, didn’t have him fly out. He was feeling a lot better by the end of the week so it’s looking good.”
We should have more details regarding his status in the coming days.