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Jay Cutler doesn't know if he'll start for Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday that quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared to practice on a limited basis after suffering a concussion against the Houston Texans in Week 10.

Cutler said he is symptom-free, but he doesn't know if he'll return to the lineup this week against the Minnesota Vikings.

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"We'll see," Cutler said, via the Chicago Sun-Times.

It's a very good sign for Cutler's availability that the team let him meet with the media. They normally wouldn't do that unless Cutler was expected to start. The Bears do not practice Wednesday and Cutler said he was not going to see any doctors.

He said he was hopeful of getting cleared for Thursday's practice. Reading between the lines, we'd be surprised at this point if Cutler wasn't starting Sunday against the Vikings.

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