Bears to be without Jay Cutler, Lance Briggs for at least a month

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:10 p.m. ET

By Ross Jones, The Bears brought in head coach Marc Trestman to maximize quarterback Jay Cutler’s potential. While Trestman’s impact on the offense has been significant, he’ll need to brace for the next month or so without his franchise quarterback. Cutler, who left the Bears-Redskins game in the second quarter of Sunday’s action, has a muscle tear in his groin and will be out at least four weeks, according to NFL Insider Jay Glazer. The Bears confirmed the report minutes later. Cutler was in obvious pain after being sacked by Washington’s Chris Baker. He was replaced by Josh McCown who was very effective. Cutler’s injury wasn’t the only blow to the Bears. They will also be without former Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs for four to six weeks with a shoulder injury. Pro Football Talk was the first to report that news. Fortunately for the Bears, they have 15 days to get their replacements up to speed and prepare for their Week 9 matchup with the Green Bay Packers. FOX NFL expert Brian Billick weighed in with his thoughts:

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