Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman today quelled any notion that his leaders on their respective sides of the ball, quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle) and linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), will not suit up for Sunday's contest against the Minnesota Vikings.
Trestman said he's confident Cutler will play at some point this year, just not this week.
"I'm totally confident he'll play again this season," Trestman said. "I don't have any reason [to think he won't], based on what I've been told. It's still week-to-week. I'm confident. I think Jay is confident."
Matt Forte, who hyper-extended his knee yesterday, is day-to-day but should be ready to go on Sunday.
"We're optimistic about it," said Trestman. "You just have to see in these cases. We'll know a lot more on Wednesday."
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