Cutler, Urlacher fined for Vikings incidents

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Brian Urlacher were both fined by the NFL for their actions during last Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Cutler was docked $10,000 for taunting Vikings defensive back A. J. Jefferson by flipping the ball to him after a Cutler scramble late in the first quarter of last week’s game. Cutler admitted on Monday that he needed to use better decision making in the future. “I’ve got to be smarter than that,” he said. “If anyone else on offense had done that I would have probably yelled at him like it can’t happen here. I can’t do it again obviously.”

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Hester and Spencer to miss Seahawks game

Hester to miss Seattle game

Hester to miss Seattle game


Already suffering from a sub-par individual season, Chicago Bears wide receiver/kick returner will miss Sunday’s game with the Seattle Seahawks due to a concussion.

Hester exited last week’s game with Minnesota with a concussion, and Bears head coach Lovie Smith admitted that Hester might be out for “a while.” Eric Weems and Earl Bennett will most likely handle punt returns, while Weems and Armando Allen are likely candidates to fill in as the kick returner. In terms of receiving, both Weems and Bennett figure to be targeted more with Hester out, and Brandon Marshall sure to attract double coverage.

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Walking wounded Bears back at practice

The Chicago Bears returned to the practice field Wednesday, but did so without a number of players who’s status against Seattle Sunday remains up in the air.

The Bears practiced without cornerback Charles Tillman (foot), linebacker Lance Briggs (ankle), wide receivers Devin Hester (concussion) and Alshon Jeffery (knee), guard Chris Spencer (knee) and tight end Kellen Davis (unknown). It’s still early to determine players’ status for Sunday’s contest, so expect some change to the daily injury report as the week progresses. Both Tillman and Briggs have been models of consistency and durability for the Bears during their tenures.

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