The hits keep coming for the Chicago Bears, as QB Jay Cutler is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 regular season due to a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.
Cutler will get a second opinion on the injury but it appears his season is over.
Cutler suffered the injury during last week's loss to the New York Giants but was able to finish the game. With Brian Hoyer already on injured reserve, the only other quarterback on the roster is Matt Barkley, who is expected to start this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
The Bears are also expected to sign QB David Fales, the club's 2014 sixth-round draft pick, off of the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. He'll likely compete with Barkley for the starting gig.
Cutler started five games this season and already missed five games due to an injured thumb on his throwing hand.
If Cutler goes on IR, it's very possible he's played his last snap for the Bears. The guaranteed money in his seven-year contract all but dries up next year and the Bears may be looking for a fresh start at quarterback.
Cutler would be the 14th Bears player to land on IR this season, following LB Lamin Barrow, OL Nick Becton, DB Brandon Boykin, DL Ego Ferguson, CB Kyle Fuller, OL Hroniss Grasu, OLB Lamarr Houston, QB Brian Hoyer, OL Kyle Long, LB Danny Mason, QB Connor Shaw, DL Will Sutton and WR Kevin White.
In addition, both WR Alshon Jeffery and ILB Jerrell Freeman are currently serving four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.null