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Bears: Jay Cutler returns to practice in a 'limited' role

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Bears: Jay Cutler returns to practice in a 'limited' role

The exact meaning of “limited” can be somewhat fluid, but the Bears had quarterback Jay Cutler back for Wednesday’s practice on a limited basis as he continues to recover from a hamstring strain suffered in the first half of a Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

"Cutler had a good practice," Bears head coach John Fox said. "Obviously we’re trying to treat him and get him better as we move forward. Thought we had a good day today.

“Like most teams in the league – [the Green Bay Packers] might look different if Aaron Rodgers isn’t in – any starting quarterback, obviously there’s a reason they’re the starter. But I’d say we’re a little more confident.”

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Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said earlier that the Raiders are preparing for Cutler but the situation is similar to what he and the Raiders were anticipating from the Cleveland Browns and the Johnny Manziel-or-Josh McCown question.

“Last week we fielded that question and really the same kind of approach for us,” Del Rio said. “We’re going to prepare for the football ‘team.’ Lot of good football players on the team and knowing that they have a really talented quarterback that is likely to be back, and if he’s not, we’ll be prepared for the backups.”

Under Center Podcast: What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky vs. New Orleans?

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Under Center Podcast: What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky vs. New Orleans?

JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and John "Moon" Mullin look at the likelihood Mitch Trubisky returns on Sunday against the Saints, and what the Bears should expect from him when he comes back (02:00). Plus, JJ is concerned about how the Bears can attack standout Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (09:00) while Moon and Cam dive into what positions need to be better to help Mitch out (11:00).

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