Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs will miss Monday night’s home game against Dallas.
Coach Marc Trestman on Thursday said Cutler remains out with a high ankle sprain, while Briggs will not return from a shoulder fracture. Cutler practiced on a limited basis Thursday while Briggs went through conditioning work on the sidelines, but did not practice.
Josh McCown will make his fifth start in Cutler’s absence, and Trestman couldn’t be certain whether Cutler will be available the following week at Cleveland.
“From the work today, it just looks like he’s progressing,” Trestman said of Cutler. “I haven’t talked to him specifically about it, but he seemed to work through the practice very well. He did the things that the trainers have asked him to do, but didn’t overdo it.”
Cutler has been out with the ankle sprain since the final series of the Bears’ 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions Nov. 10.