Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared by team and independent doctors to participate in practice today, a team spokesman announced.
It's yet another important step for Cutler, who was limited in practice last week but didn't play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Cutler suffered a concussion late in the first half of the Oct. 3 loss to the New York Giants.
Veteran Todd Collins started in Cutler's place against the Panthers, and he performed miserably, eventually getting pulled for Caleb Hanie. Still, thanks to a breakout performance by the running backs, the Bears overwhelmed the Panthers 23-6.
Hanie will serve as the backup to Cutler Sunday against the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks.