Cutler injured his groin in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins. The team announced Monday that Cutler had actually torn a muscle in his groin, and will require rest to recover.
"This is a minimum of four weeks," said head coach Marc Trestman, "then he'll be evaluated week to week… I'm encouraged by the prognosis."
Josh McCown will be the starter while Cutler recovers. He throw for 204 yards, including a touchdown pass in relief on Sunday.
The Bears are also expected to bring back QB Jordan Palmer, who was with the team during the preseason.
Briggs injured his shoulder Sunday, and reportedly has a small fracture. The Chicago Tribune talked to cornerback Tim Jennings about who will fill the leadership void on defense with Briggs missing.
“Lance will always be the leader here," he said. "Even though he’s not on the field playing with us, he’s going to be on the sideline coaching guys up. And we still have Peanut out there. We have myself. We’ve got Julius (Peppers). We’ve still got guys out there who are capable of being the leaders out there. But one guy is not going to carry us all (with Lance out). We just need every guy to do their job and be where he’s supposed to be to pick up the slack now that Lance won’t be out there with us.”
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