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Report: Jay Cutler played through ligament damage, could miss extended time

Report: Jay Cutler played through ligament damage, could miss extended time

According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns, Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right thumb.

Jahns wrote that multiple team sources confirmed that Cutler suffered the injury in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Houston Texans. Cutler then re-aggravated the injury Monday night against the Eagles.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport then reported Tuesday morning that Cutler could miss an extended period of time with the injury.

He left the game in the third quarter after throwing an interception and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.

One source told Jahns that the injury Cutler is dealing with "typically results in a three-to-four week absence."

Cutler said after Monday night's 29-14 loss to the Eagles that were was concern over the injury.

"As a quarterback, you kind of need your right thumb," he told reporters after the game. "We'll see what it is."

Brian Hoyer, who the Bears signed this offseason, replaced Cutler and went 9 of 12 for 78 yards.

Under Center Podcast: Previewing Bears-Redskins with JP Finlay

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Under Center Podcast: Previewing Bears-Redskins with JP Finlay

JJ Stankevitz chats with NBC Sports Washington Redskins Insider JP Finlay to preview Monday night's game, which just might be a must-win for Washington (1:20).

Also, is the Redskins' defense actually as bad as it's looked in the first two games of 2019? (2:30) Will Josh Norman shadow Allen Robinson and try to shut him down? (6:15)

On the offensive side of the ball, JP explains what's made Case Keenum so good this year (9:45) and if rookie wideout Terry McLaurin's explosive start to the season is sustainable (11:55). Plus, JP gets into the impact of left tackle Trent Williams' holdout (13:30) and how it's effected running back Adrian Peterson (15:05).

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WATCH: NFL Films breaks down final moments of Bears vs. Broncos

WATCH: NFL Films breaks down final moments of Bears vs. Broncos

The Chicago Bears avoided the dreaded 0-2 start by defeating the Denver Broncos last Sunday in what's become something of an instant classic for Bears fans. Eddy Pineiro's 53-yard game-winner injected life into an otherwise lifeless start to the season, and while it was incredible to watch unfold live, NFL Films' recap of the final minute is goosebump-inducing. 

"We need one second and the ball," Matt Nagy said in the Bears locker room after the win. "And that's a credit to you guys for never giving up. I dont care about stats, we got the dub!"

The Nagy-booms that followed were epic. Check it out: