Jay Cutler Cleared to Play, Could Start Sunday

The Chicago Bears announced that QB Jay Cutler has been cleared to play, and could start in this week’s game. Cutler had been dealing with a thumb injury for the last five weeks, but with the injury to Brian Hoyer, the Bears were in dire need of a starting QB.

It’s unclear whether Cutlers return was hastened by Hoyer’s injury, but either way, Chicago won’t have to start Matt Barkley as previously feared.