IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 weeks 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 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.

IRJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 months 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 months 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.