CHICAGO – Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he is not sure if he will play this week after missing Monday’s loss at San Francisco because of a concussion.
Cutler said on ESPN Radio’s Waddle & Silvy show that he’s feeling as normal as can be and will play again this season. But he can’t say for sure he’ll be ready for Minnesota on Sunday.
Cutler says he’s going through the process to get cleared to return. He met Monday with the doctor and still has some hoops to jump through.
Cutler did not travel with the team to San Francisco after being injured the previous week on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Houston’s Tim Dobbins in a loss to the Texans.
Jason Campbell started against the 49ers, and the Bears got pounded 32-7.
Raven wins appeal, avoids suspension
Baltimore safety Ed Reed avoided a one-game suspension for late hits after an appeal. He instead was fined $50,000.
Steelers: Burress signs, Batch to start
Plaxico Burress is back with Pittsburgh.
The Steelers signed the 35-year-old receiver to provide depth at a position decimated by injuries. Antonio Brown has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle and Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs late in Sunday’s 13-10 loss to Baltimore.
Also, coach Mike Tomlin said quarterback Charlie Batch, 37, will start Sunday in Cleveland.
Around the league
Washington placed safety Brandon Meriweather on injured reserve and signed cornerback Jerome Murphy. Atlanta signed offensive guard Harland Gunn after backup lineman Joe Hawley received a four-game suspension for violating rules on performance-enhancing substances. The Jets waived wide receiver Jason Hill and linebacker Marcus Dowtin. Oakland waived linebacker Aaron Curry Jacksonville signed receiver Jordan Shipley and waived fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou.