Jay Cutler told WMVP-AM Monday he's a little banged up after sustaining a mild neck injury late in the Bears' loss to Minnesota Sunday, but full expects to take the field next weekend for his team's pivotal matchup against Green Bay.
"I don't see why not," Cutler laughed. "I don't have anything else to do."
Robbie Gould, who strained a calf prior to Sunday's game and didn't play against Minnesota, similarly is optimistic about his prospects of playing against the Packers.
"I’m good. Everything’s great," Gould said at a charity event Monday night. "Just gotta rehab a little bit, get ready for practice this week and get ready to beat Green Bay."
As the Bears begin preparation for the Packers, Cutler said he wants to be more efficient, referring to his 22 completions in 44 attempts against the Vikings as "50 percent, that's not good. We gotta improve that.
"Right now, we can’t really focus on the negatives" he added. "We just gotta find positives, find an identity for this offense for the next three games and move on like that.
Cutler also was asked a few times about his contract status, with his current deal up after the 2013 season. While he said he puts his full trust in GM Phil Emery, he also mentioned the chance to get a big payday is fleeting in the NFL.
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"It’s hard to turn down money in this league because you never know when it’s going to come back around," Cutler explained. "You never know what’s going to happen with your career. To turn down money, if it’s offered to you is a tough decision to make. But also I want to be on a winning team, be on a successful offense. So (there are) some decisions I gotta make, some decisions the Bears gotta make if they want to get it done and when they want to get it done. So we’ll see."