Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/22/12

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears passes the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on October 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears are hoping that quarterback Jay Cutler will be able to play on Sunday. The Bears play Minnesota in Week 12 and will need Cutler’s presence to have a chance against a vastly improved Vikings team. Thus far Cutler has met all the benchmarks to return from a concussion. Should he continue to improve he would be able to play on Sunday. Cutler was able to return to his weekly radio segment earlier this week where seemed unsure about a return. “I don’t know, we’ll see,” Cutler said but this did occur before he met again with doctors. “Got to go out on the field and make sure you can exert yourself, and it’s a personal thing making sure you feel ok.” Cutler missed last week after suffering a concussion from a helmet to helmet hit by Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins. Dobbins was fined $30,000 for the hit. Without Cutler the Bears were defeated 32-7. Though all the faults of the game can not fall on backup Jason Campbell as the Bears offensive line was unable to stop t...
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