Jay Cutler is still not being restored to his starting job as Bears quarterback and will not be playing next Sunday in Minnesota against the Vikings, nor will linebacker Lance Briggs.
Running back Matt Forte, who briefly left Sunday’s 42-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams with a knee injury, will be evaluated further on Wednesday but is expected to be ready for the Vikings.
Coach Marc Trestman said Monday that Cutler is still down with the high-ankle sprain suffered against the Detroit Lions, but "I'm totally confident he'll play again this season," he stressed.
Probably to head off lingering questions about the groin injury suffered in the Washington Redskins game, Trestman added that there was no “underlying information” behind the situation.
Forte “had a slight hyperextension of his knee,” Trestman said, adding that defensive tackles Stephen Paea (toe) and Jeremiah Ratliff also will be evaluated as the week unfolds.