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Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler cleared to play vs. Detroit Lions

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With a division-defining home game coming up, the Bears' Jay Cutler has outperformed expectations and will return a week earlier than expected.

Jay Cutler returns to the Bears Sunday
Jay Cutler returns to the Bears Sunday
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Well this says it all:

Originally projected as a 4-week injury, Jay Cutler has cleared the doctor's screening Thursday morning and barring unforeseen setbacks will walk onto the field Sunday a scant 3 weeks after suffering a groin injury that left him virtually unable to walk.

It's a credit to the Bears medical staff, and particularly to Cutler, who by Trestman's account worked as hard as he could at rehabbing and getting himself ready to play. It also doesn't sound like he's going to be limited at all:

Check out these videos that were Tweeted out showing the throwing motions of both Jay Cutler and Josh McCown.

Here's McCown...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO | Josh McCown throws at practice. Notice how he drags his back leg, as Cutler does when healthy. <a href="http://t.co/yN1cigIpbV">http://t.co/yN1cigIpbV</a></p>&mdash; Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Campbell/statuses/398518944211824640">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And Cutler...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO | Jay Cutler throwing at today&#39;s practice. Watch the back leg. <a href="http://t.co/JWo5ypJ0Gp">http://t.co/JWo5ypJ0Gp</a></p>&mdash; Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Campbell/statuses/398516618730283008">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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What do you think about the throwing motion, is it anything to be concerned with?

It could be nothing, check this video that was linked up down in the comment section by Claudio Oliveira.

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Here are some updates about Cutler via the Twitterverse.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cutler on preparing for pass rush: &quot;Once you get in the game, it&#39;s reactionary stuff. We tried to mimic that. I feel ready.&quot;</p>&mdash; Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Campbell/statuses/398536329580908544">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LM: Cutler: &quot;Personally, I feel ready. That&#39;s the biggest thing.&quot;</p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/statuses/398536263289958400">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bears&amp;src=hash">#Bears</a> Cutler - &quot;I haven&#39;t worried about my contract. Period&quot; - wasn&#39;t a thought in process</p>&mdash; John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSNMoonMullin/statuses/398536077201260544">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cutler: &quot;If I wasn&#39;t back to 100 percent or had any doubts, I wouldn&#39;t have been practicing today.&quot;</p>&mdash; Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman/statuses/398535940404445184">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LM: Cutler on Trestman on sideline during GB game: &quot;He&#39;s calm. I don&#39;t know how he&#39;s so calm. It&#39;s like he&#39;s taking a walk in the park.&quot;</p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/statuses/398535681938444289">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cutler says it was the most painful injury he&#39;s had.</p>&mdash; Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman/statuses/398535541010219008">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cutler on playing with his leg wrapped or a pain patch: I feel good, so I don&#39;t want to put many limitations on it with wraps.</p>&mdash; Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rich_Campbell/statuses/398537137227710464">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cutler had to cancel a trip back to Nashville during the bye week to rehab his injury.</p>&mdash; Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman/statuses/398536730913275904">November 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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What do you guys think about this latest news?

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