Brendan Maloy
Tuesday November 5th, 2013

Jay Cutler may not be ready to play on Sunday against the Lions. Jay Cutler threw for 12 touchdowns and 1,658 yards through seven games before injuring his groin. (Patrick McDermott/ Getty Images)

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler says he is not sure if he will be under center for the team's next game, according to Chris Wesseling of

Cutler denied reports that he would be back on the field for Chicago's game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday:

"I don't think we can say I'll be out there for Detroit," Cutler said on ESPN 1000's "Waddle and Silvy" show.

Cutler's acknowledgment backs up a report from NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, who was told Monday that the quarterback was unsure to return from his torn groin muscle by Sunday.

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The Bears' quarterback also acknowledged that there was less reason for him to rush back after his backup Josh McCown put in an impressive performance in Chicago's Monday night win over the Packers, saying the team was in "more than capable hands" with the backup. Cutler was originally expected to miss four weeks after suffering a torn groin muscle against the Redskins.

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