Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Bears' Jay Cutler takes Saturday off to rest ankle


Jay Cutler, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, was not participating in Saturday’s practice. He sat out for resting purposes, so don’t worry if he hurt his ankle any worse, because head coach Marc Trestman said there ere no setbacks.

From ESPN,

“We kept Jay out today. There’s no residual effect from the work he did the last couple of days,” Trestman said. “We just chose to rest him today.”

With Cutler already declared out for Monday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, Trestman said he couldn’t give a definitive timeline for when the quarterback might return. The coach also added that Cutler didn’t experience “any residual effects this morning” from the last two days of work, no soreness or anything like that.”

Despite Cutler’s absence, the team hasn’t been struggling offensively. In fact, they’ve done pretty well without Cutler under center, although they haven’t won as many games as they would have wanted.

With Cutler out of the lineup the last three games, veteran Josh McCown has filled in, winning only one of those outings while throwing for 1,038 yards and five touchdowns with only one interception. McCown owns a 2-2 record as a starter with an overall passer rating of 103.6, which currently ranks as the second-best in Bears single-season history. On Monday night, he gets the starting nod again.

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