Bears: Trestman 'optimistic' on Cutler for Browns

Bears: Trestman 'optimistic' on Cutler for Browns
December 11, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Unless he has a surprise setback in or after a Wednesday workout with coaching and training staff, Jay Cutler is expected to be named the Bears’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Cleveland against the Browns.

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And Cutler’s head coach does not sound like he is expecting a problem, not even if it means benching the NFC offensive player of the week in Josh McCown.

“I’m optimistic,” said coach Marc Trestman, adding that he expected the Cutler workout “will be a good one.”

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Trestman said that coaches would put Cutler through drills including movement in the pocket and others intended to test how fully he has recovered from the high-ankle sprain he suffered in the Nov. 10 game in Soldier Field against the Detroit Lions.

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Cutler practiced on a limited basis last Thursday and Friday but was held out Saturday. The Bears did not hold a full practice on Wednesday in the wake of the Dallas game Monday night, giving players the extra day to recover while getting a resolution to the Cutler question.