Jay Cutler (ankle) returned to Bears practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.
GM Phil Emery suggested that he doesn't want to use the franchise tag on Jay Cutler.
Jay Cutler indicated Monday that he hasn't gained medical clearance yet.
Speaking Monday, Bears coach Marc Trestman called Jay Cutler (ankle) "week to week," and reiterated the team will "see where he is" when it returns to practice on Thursday.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Jay Cutler's (ankle) practice on Thursday will determine whether he starts in Week 14 versus Dallas.
Jay Cutler (ankle) has said his goal is to return in Week 14.
Jay Cutler said he would not be upset if the Bears use the franchise tag on him this offseason.
Appearing on his weekly radio show Monday evening, Jay Cutler (ankle) said he'd be "pretty disappointed" if he wasn't able to play in Week 14.
Jay Cutler (high-ankle sprain) is "not expected" to return for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Jay Cutler is no longer wearing a hard cast on his sprained left ankle.
Speaking for the first time since Week 10, Jay Cutler implied his ankle injury is worse than has been reported and there are "worrisome ligament issues."
Coach Marc Trestman confirmed Jay Cutler (ankle, groin) remains the Bears' starter when healthy.
Jay Cutler (ankle, groin) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Jay Cutler (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11.