Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is scheduled to have the pins removed from his fractured right thumb on Tuesday. Chicago coach Lovie Smith was evasive about Cutler's status for the team's season finale against Minnesota. Smith added that he doesn't know if running back Matt Forte will play in the meaningless finale either. "If they're healthy and ready to go, we won't tell them now," Smith said. "But there are some other guys we feel comfortable playing. They're making progress, but if we had other things on the line (such as a postseason berth) we would take the same approach. We would never stop a player that wanted to play who was healthy and really ready to go. But I don't know if that'll be the case."
Jay Cutler To Have Pins Removed