Bears HC John Fox said QB Jay Cutler is “day-to-day” with his shoulder injury, but it is not considered a long-term issue.
Fox went on to say that Cutler may not have torn his labrum, saying: “Tear is kind of a broad term. It is sore,” per Zach Zaidman.
Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo are reporting that Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered what is believed to be a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder during Sunday’s loss to the Giants.
According to the report, Cutler is still hoping to get a second opinion on his shoulder injury in the coming days.
However, it’s clear that he’s going to miss some time and could very well be out for the remainder of the season.
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Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday’s loss to the Giants and the team is currently exploring the possibility that this could be a season-ending issue for Cutler.
Cutler was able to finish the game but it sounds like the injury is serious enough that they may have to explore other options at quarterback.
As of now, Matt Barkley would likely take over as the team’s starting quarterback, given that Brian Hoyer is out for the season with a broken arm. The Bears signed undrafted rookie Josh Woodrum to their practice squad last week, so he could end up being promoted to their backup spot this week.
Cutler’s future with the team is already in question, which means it’s possible we’ve already seen the last of him in a Bears’ uniform.
Cutler, 33, is in the third year of his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $16 million for the 2016 season.
Cutler has no guaranteed money left on his contract and Chicago would only take a $2 million salary cap hit by releasing him next year. The Bears would pick up $13 million in salary-cap space should they cut him loose.
In 2016, Cutler has appeared in five games and throw for 1,059 yards while completing 59.1 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and five interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 32 quarterback out of 35 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Cutler as the news is available.