The Bears didn't practice on Wednesday, but if they had, quarterback Jay Cutler and rookie defensive end Shea McClellin would've each participated, as they were medically cleared to practice after suffering concussions in week 10 against the Texans. They will each practice tomorrow.

Neither are cleared to play yet for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but McClellin would've been a full participant on Wednesday, and is definitely "on track" to play. Cutler would've been "limited" in practice, but you'd still have to like his chances to play on Sunday with a few more days to get fully cleared for the game.

Here's more from the Bears and ESPN Chicago's Michael Wright about the situation:




After seeing Jason Campbell at quarterback behind the Bears' struggling offensive line over the last two games, we all may have underestimated just how good Cutler is, and how badly the Bears need him in order to make the playoffs (and ideally, win the division, of course).

Speaking of Campbell, he would've been limited in practice on Wednesday as well due to what the Bears are calling a "ribs" injury, which would certainly make sense after that shot he took against the 49ers. He was clearly in pain. 

Bears star wide receiver Brandon Marshall would've missed practice on Wednesday with a shoulder injury, but it's not believed to be serious enough to keep him out of Sunday's game. Tight end Kellen Davis would've also missed practice with an ankle injury, and rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is of course out 2-4 weeks due to getting arthroscopic surgery on his knee (dammit). 

Other players listed with what are considered minor injuries on the Bears include defensive end Julius Peppers (thigh), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (shoulder), defensive tackle Matt Toeaina (calf, and he was inactive due to it on Monday night), and right guard Lance Louis.

For the Vikings, star wide receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday, and his status for Sunday is very much up in the air. Here's more from Rotoworld:

Harvin fought to take the field, but was overruled by the coaching staff. Considering Harvin said he didn't resume walking until Tuesday, it's hardly a surprise. Harvin is shaping up as very questionable for Week 12, and could be a game-time decision at best. That's not a terrible scenario with the Vikings playing at 1ET, but the tea leaves are beginning to suggest Harvin will miss another game. Rookie Jarius Wright will continue to fill-in if that's the case.

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