CutlerWatch: Josh McCown deal finalized

The Chicago Bears were off Tuesday and aren't scheduled to resume practicing until Thursday in preparation for next Monday's game at the San Francisco 49ers. That's a roundabout way of saying there isn't much of an update on the status of quarterback Jay Cutler, and we might not know much more until we find out who will take the first-team repetitions Thursday in practice.

What we do know: The Bears finalized a contract agreement with veteran quarterback Josh McCown, giving them two healthy quarterbacks on their 53-man roster along with Jason Campbell. (Rookie Matt Blanchard remains on the practice squad.)

Cutler suffered a concussion Sunday night against the Houston Texans, the third of his NFL career and perhaps the sixth of his football career. Plenty of outside observers, most recently former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, are urging caution in his return. But none of us know the details or severity of his injury, so at this moment it would be no less surprising if he practices Thursday than it would be if he misses a week or more of practice.

We'll update you when we, uh, have an update.