Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Expected to Play This Sunday

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during NFL football training camp at Soldier Field in Chicago, Saturday Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during NFL football training camp at Soldier Field in Chicago, Saturday Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

After missing the game in Green Bay after suffering a groin injury in their previous game, at Washington, Chicago Bears quarterback looks to come this Sunday. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Cutler plans to play on Sunday against the Detroit Lions

Although the initial reports on Cutler’s injury suggested that he’d miss four weeks, the news that he plans to miss just one game comes as no surprise. Cutler said last week that was his goal, and there have been no setbacks since then.

The question, however, is whether the Bears’ medical staff and coaching staff agree with Cutler’s self assessment. Cutler may think he can give it a go against the Lions, but if his mobility is limited and he can’t avoid Detroit’s pass rush, he won’t be doing his team any favors by toughing it out through a groin injury.

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Chicago Bears Sign Jay Ratliff

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (90) reacts on the sideline after a turnover during the second quarter of the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (90) reacts on the sideline after a turnover during the second quarter of the NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

The Bears are looking for any and all help on defense, they might just have found a nice replacement for defensive tackle.

Incomes, Jay Ratliff, released by the Cowboys last month, and looks to show the Bears what he can do as he fills in for fellow defensive tackle, Henry Melton, who is out with a season ending injury.

Ratliff is a four-time Pro Bowler, and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.

The Bears were one of three teams that were interested in the service of Ratliff, along with the Chiefs and the Dolphins, who also appeared to have strong interest. The Bengals made a late run at him as well, after losing their defensive tackle, Geno Atkins for the season on Thursday nght.

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