Indications are that quarterback Jay Cutler will not practice today at Halas Hall.
In addition, his usual press conference today will not take place.
Those are both strong indications that Cutler hasn't been cleared by team doctors to return to the practice field, the first key step in hopes of him starting Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Cutler suffered a concussion during the second quarter of a 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans last Sunday night.
During a standard week, Cutler addresses reporters on Wednesday, followed by receiver Brandon Marshall. Then, on Thursday, the Bears press conference features two defensive players, usually linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.
But with a Monday night game this week, the schedule is pushed back a day. But the Bears announced this morning that they flopped the schedule, meaning the defensive players will hold their press conference today. Those players will be Urlacher and defensive tackle Henry Melton.
The offensive players who will address reporters tomorrow hasn't been announced.
If Cutler cannot start, then Jason Campbell will replace him. Veteran Josh McCown, officially signed Tuesday, will serve as the backup.