Cutler injured his right shoulder in last week’s 22-16 loss to the New York Giants, but finished the game. Coach John Fox said on Wednesday that Cutler’s injury is not season-ending, but there is no timetable for when he may return in the final six weeks.
Backup quarterback Matt Barkley is expected to start versus the Titans at Soldier Field.
“Matt understands the game plan this week, his preparation -- he’s a pro -- but there are some things that he’s repping for the first time this week,” Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said. “Practice has been a challenge that way, to see what he’s comfortable with, and really try to find out what he does well and how we can put him in a situation to succeed.
“One thing that stands out for Matt is poise. Even when he had to play when he came in the Green Bay game, he hadn’t had one practice rep with our offense outside of scout team. He did a really good job [6-of-15 for 81 yards and two interceptions]. He’s poised in the pocket. We’re excited to see what he’s like when he gets a full week of preparation, and trying to adjust the scheme to fit him.”
The Bears are also expected to be without left guard Josh Sitton, who is doubtful with an ankle injury.
Rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd has been ruled out because of a concussion.