While there is still nothing official from the Chicago Bears regarding the status of Jay Cutler for this Monday Night's game against the San Francisco 49ers, John Clayton Of ESPN is reporting that Cutler is doubtful to play. From Rotoworld;
NFL insider John Clayton reported on ESPN Tuesday that Jay Cutler (concussion) is "doubtful" to play Monday night at San Francisco. "It looks like he's probably going to miss this week," added Clayton.
The issue with Cutler is that he reportedly has close to a half-dozen concussions going back to his college career at Vanderbilt. He's going to have more rigorous testing to pass than a player like Alex Smith, who does not have a history of concussions.
Various reports have Cutler's concussion number between 3-6.
Former NFL QB Kurt Warner has advised Jay to be very cautious before coming back. From ESPN Chicago;
"I think it has to come down to the individual, and that's exactly what I would tell Jay, is: 'If you're feeling anything ... be cautious,' " Warner said Tuesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "It's not worth it long-term, and especially Jay right now. (The 7-2 Bears) are in a great situation as a team that they need him healthy. The big deal is for him to be able to play down the stretch and not have any concerns about his head or any issues that are prolonged."
And in case you're wondering why we haven't heard anything directly from Cutler, that's because the NFL doesn't allow concussed players to speak with the media until they are cleared to play.