IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 days ago

The Bears placed Cutler (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After every possible solution but labrum surgery on his right shoulder was ruled out, Cutler's placement on IR was inevitable. With a quarter of the season remaining, Matt Barkley will direct the Bears' offense, while David Fales serves as his backup.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
1 week ago

Coach John Fox relayed Thursday that Cutler is slated to undergo labrum surgery on his right shoulder this Saturday and is in line to be placed on IR by the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, Matt Barkley figures to start the rest of the season at QB for the team, while Cutler will address the shoulder issue that has kept him off the field since Nov. 20, in a campaign-ending manner.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
1 week ago

Cutler (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler has been sidelined since suffering an undisclosed, but serious, shoulder injury in Week 11. The Bears will continue to wait out the veteran quarterback with the aim for a return before the end of the season. In the meantime, though, Matt Barkley will look to build upon a successful first start of his career.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Cutler (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Titans, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's no surprise that Cutler is inactive this week, and potentially for the foreseeable future. While he's been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, he's also tending to "significant wear-and-tear" in the shoulder from his 11 years in the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. In the meantime, Matt Barkley will be under center for the Bears.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Cutler (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

If head coach John Fox was at all truthful this week, Cutler was evaluated on a daily basis, only to remain embedded in rehab rather than take part in practice. While a torn labrum has been suggested as the reason for his current status, the nature of Cutler's injured right shoulder is unknown. As such, there's no telling if he'll be able to suit up again this season, which puts Matt Barkley in a position to earn the first start of his career.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Head coach John Fox said Wednesday that Cutler's shoulder injury isn't season-ending, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Fox added fuel to the fire when asked whether Cutler will be sidelined this weekend, stating, "Not in my mind." Deemed "day-to-day" by Fox, Cutler didn't take the necessary first step to active status Sunday versus the Titans with no practice reps Wednesday, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. If Cutler fails to suit up, Matt Barkley is preparing for the first start of his career.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Cutler is believed to be dealing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder but is seeking a second opinion, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The full extent of Cutler's shoulder injury is still not known entirely, but if he is indeed dealing with a torn labrum, he would almost certainly be out for the remainder of the season. Cutler is at the least expected to miss several games, so Matt Barkley will take over as the Bears' starting quarterback, and David Faces is set to step into the backup role.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Cutler's shoulder injury will require a multi-game absence and could be season-ending, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite undergoing an evaluation during Sunday's defeat to the Giants, Cutler played all 64 offensive snaps and matched a season high with 252 yards through the air. The Bears expect to learn the extent of the injury Tuesday, at which point a decision to place him on IR (or otherwise) will be made. With Cutler out of commission this Sunday against the Titans, Matt Barkley will take the field for the second time this season, but first as a starter.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Cutler reportedly suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Giants, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the issue has yet to be clarified, but Biggs infers that it could potentially end up being a season-ender for Cutler. In the short term, if Cutler is unable to suit up this coming Sunday, Matt Barkley would be in line to start at QB against the Titans in Week 12.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Cutler completed 17 of 30 passes for 252 yards along with a touchdown and an interception while adding three rushing yards Sunday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler fired his only touchdown pass of the day to Zach Miller, but once his trusted tight end left the game with a foot injury, he was unable to put together a scoring drive in the second half. In typical Cutler fashion, with the Bears in position to put together a last-minute drive to potentially win the game, he threw his only pick of the day. His fantasy value is primarily in leagues that require two starting quarterbacks.