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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Cutler (groin) limited on Wed.

By Jeff Dickerson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (groin) would have been limited on Wednesday if the club had conducted a full-practice, instead of an abbreviated workout due to the short week, according the league’s official injury report.

Cutler is expected to test out his injured groin muscle on the practice field on Thursday to give the Bears an idea of where he is at physically in regards to potentially starting at quarterback Sunday versus the Detroit Lions.

In other injury news, linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) and long snapper Patrick Mannelly (calf) would not have participated on Wednesday.

Mannelly is considered week-to-week and is not expected to be active this weekend, while Ratliff told ESPN 1000’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” on Monday that he is still “a couple of weeks” away from returning from his injury.

Linebacker Blake Costanzo (back), tight end Dante Rosario (ankle) and cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) were also listed as being limited.