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Jay Cutler takes in practice, but remains on original timeline

Quarterback Jay Cutler was out on the practice field at Halas Hall on Monday. He was walking around, throwing the ball and catching some passes.

But his comeback from a torn groin is still weeks away.

“I’m encouraged of his sense for how he’s improving,” coach Marc Trestman said. “I don’t know if that’s a positive sign. I think we have to stay within the framework that the doctors gave us. I think that is prudent right now. And we’ll see where he is next week.”

That framework called for Cutler to be out “at least” four weeks after tearing his groin last week against the Washington Redskins.

“He’s trying to get better as quickly as he can,” Trestman said. “I don’t know if he’s trying to push it. He wants to be back as soon as he can. That’s all I can really say. But I think we’ve got to stay in line with what the doctors have said, and if it’s better than that, certainly, we’d be happy about that.”

Do the Bears have to remind Cutler to be cautious?

“No, he’s not doing anything the doctors wouldn’t have him do,” Trestman said. “He’s not overextending himself.”