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John Fox Provides Update on Jay Cutler's Injury Status



    John Fox Provides Update on Jay Cutler's Injury Status
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    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was rumored to be out for the season after injuring his shoulder during Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, but head coach John Fox refuted those reports during his press availability Wednesday.

    The Bears head coach, speaking to media at Halas Hall, termed Cutler's status as "day-to-day," and said that reports that the quarterback was done for the year were erroneous.

    "It's not season-ending, contrary to the reports you hear," Fox said.

    Reports had swirled earlier this week that Cutler had suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, which would almost certainly have ended his season, but the Bears aren't specifying exactly what the injury is that the quarterback is dealing with.

    When asked directly if Cutler was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, Fox refused to say that the quarterback wouldn't be under center.

    "Not in my mind, no," Fox said.

    Even with Cutler's status perhaps not being as dire as previously reported, the Bears still made moves to address the quarterback position, signing David Fales to their active roster on Wednesday morning, presumably to back-up Matt Barkley if he makes his first start with the Bears on Sunday. 

    "These guys are on the team for a reason," Fox said of Barkley. "He won't blink. It won't be too big for him."

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