The Bears will be without quarterback Jay Cutler for at least the next four weeks. Cutler tore a muscle in his groin in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Josh McCown will take over as the starting quarterback during Cutler's absence. Cutler could only miss three games with the Bears on a bye this week.
The Bears have signed quarterback Jordan Palmer to serve as a backup. The former Bengals QB will be the backup behind Josh McCown, who is taking over as starter for the injured Jay Cutler. Palmer has played in just four games in his NFL career, which started in 2008.
Jay Cutler's groin injury isn't the only one the Bears are dealing with. Linebacker Lance Briggs will miss around six weeks with a small fracture in his left shoulder. The injury will not require surgery. Briggs suffered the injury in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Redskins and did not return.