Jay Cutler will miss another week while the Chicago Bears quarterback recovers from a high ankle sprain sustained in Week 10. Head coach Mark Trestman ruled out Cutler for the team's road game against the St. Louis Rams.
The injury gives Josh McCown another opportunity to start under center. His recent play has prompted questions about whether the Bears should return to Cutler when he's healthy, or stick with the hot hand -- but publicly there seems to be no motivation to change. McCown has posted a passer rating of 100.0 over four games, including five touchdowns and no interceptions.
The incident happened in the first half of the game on Thursday night when emotions were high. Walden pulled off Walker's helmet in the tackle, before exchanging words and eventually headbutting the defenseless offensive player.
Sanders has caught 42 passes for 509 yards and two touchdowns this season. Offensive struggles have been a large factor in the team's problems this season, prompting rumors quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requested want a trade following the season. Those rumors may not have been accurate, but having Sanders available will mitigate some of these issues.
Hankerson has 30 receptions for 375 yards this season, and it was hoped he would take the next step to become a long-term option at the position. That future is unclear with the latest injury.
The game drew the highest ratings of any November NFL game in over 17 years when Peyton Manning led the Broncos in a win over the undefeated Chiefs.