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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Finally, some good news for the scuffling Chicago Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler will return from a thumb injury to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 31.
Whether it's too late for Cutler to salvage something for the Bears (1-6) - or perhaps his own career in Chicago - remain valid questions.
"I think he's been at the bit for a while," coach John Fox said Monday. "I think anytime you can't play as a competitor, as a player, obviously that's hard and I think he handled it great."