Bears' shuffle may mean no Cutler news

November, 15, 2012
11/15/12
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears are not expected to shed any new light on the status of quarterback Jay Cutler prior to Thursday's practice because neither Cutler nor No. 2 quarterback Jason Campbell will address the media after the club altered its media schedule 90 minutes before it was supposed to bring "selected offensive players" to the podium in the Halas Hall media room.

Cutler suffered a concussion in late in the first half of the Bears' 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans and has not spoken publicly since. Campbell would make the start at quarterback if Cutler is unavailable to face the 49ers.

Cutler's weekly press conference is always held at noon on Wednesday, except when the Bears play on Monday night football, as they do this upcoming week versus the San Francisco 49ers. For Monday night games, the Bears starting quarterback meets the media on Thursdays.

However, the Bears will now bring selected defensive players to the podium on Thursday and have restricted access to the selected offensive players and offensive coordinator Mike Tice until Friday.

The Bears are scheduled to practice on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before flying to San Francisco on Sunday.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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