QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
1 day ago

Cutler (shoulder) is expected to be healthy enough to pass a physical in March, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since undergoing surgery on a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder on Dec. 3, Cutler has been committed to rehabilitation. Along the way, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reported in early January that Cutler was ahead of schedule in his recovery effort, and Rapoport's sources lend credence to the situation. More pressing for Cutler is where he'll be suiting up in 2017. The Bears have opened trade talks for the 11-year veteran, but the fact that Cutler has no guaranteed money in his current contract could complicate matters if his landing spot is unsatisfactory. By all accounts, though, he's played his last down as a member of the Bears.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 days ago

The Bears have started to explore potential trades for Cutler, Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler suffered a sprained thumb in Week 2, forcing five consecutive absences. Only Brian Hoyer's broken left forearm in Week 7 allowed Cutler another chance to operate under center, but he made three more appearances before requiring season-ending surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. If he's indeed getting shopped, he mustered four touchdowns versus five interceptions, while completing 59 percent of his passes in his age-33 campaign. Because he has no guaranteed money remaining on his contract, the Bears may have difficulty unloading Cutler in a less-than-inspiring locale, as he could opt to "sit out or retire," per Darlington. No matter how the situation unfolds, Cutler's time in Chicago has almost certainly come to a close.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 months ago

Cutler's (shoulder) recovery from surgery is ahead of schedule, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler sustained a tear in his right shoulder back in November, which saw him miss Chicago's final six games and require surgery to repair his labrum. Although the Bears' season is obviously over, it's still encouraging to hear he's ahead of schedule in his rehab process. Whether he remains with Chicago next season is yet to be seen, but returning to full health is the first step toward determining Cutler's 2017 outlook.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 months ago

After suffering thumb and shoulder injuries this season before being placed on injured reserve in December, Cutler played in just five games, and he finished the season averaging 212 passing yards, 0.75 touchdowns and one interception.

EDGE Analysis

Although Cutler (shoulder) in under contract with the Bears next season, the team will decide whether or not to keep him in 2017, as the guaranteed money in his contract has been paid out. Wherever he ends up, it'll be hard to view him as anything more than a fantasy backup, as he's failed to throw for more than 21 touchdowns in all but one of his last six years.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months 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.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months 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.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months 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.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months 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.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months 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.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months 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.