Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled doubtful to play Sunday after missing practice Friday for the second-straight day.
Cutler’s week of practice, then, consisted of only a very limited performance Wednesday. He returned to practice then nine days after leaving the Bears’ second game because of a sprained right thumb.
“It is a pretty critical area on the quarterback, especially when it’s your right thumb and you’re a right-handed quarterback,” coach John Fox said. “So, you know, we’re going to get him healthy and that’s our main objective and we’ll see if he’s any further along (Saturday).”
Brian Hoyer, who started Sunday against the Cowboys, figures to do the same against the Lions.
Receiver Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), cornerback Tracy Porter (knee) and outside linebacker Willie Young (knee) were among those listed as questionable.
Jeffery said Friday he’s “not concerned” about his hamstring and feels “pretty good,” but that coaches will decide if and how much he plays.
Other doubtful Bears for Sunday: running back Ka’Deem Carey (hamstring), running back Jeremy Langford (ankle), nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) and linebacker Danny Trevathan (thumb).