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Backup quarterback showdown possible for Monday night Bears-49ers game

Posted By Mike Neff On November 16, 2012 @ 1:41 pm In Uncategorized | No Comments

When the Bears and 49ers [1] play Monday night, it might be a matchup of backup quarterbacks as both Bears QB Jay Cutler [2] and 49ers QB Alex Smith [3] deal with post-concussion issues from hits received in their last game.

Cutler missed practice [4] on Thursday and his status remains in question for Monday night’€™s game. Smith practiced Thursday and looks more likely to start, ESPN’€™s Ed Werder tweeted [5].

Jason Campbell [6] would replace Cutler if it turns out he is not ready. Colin Kaepernick would start in place of Smith.

Bears coach Lovie Smith [7] said Cutler continues to improve, but it’s not clear if he’ll be ready to go against the 49ers. Smith added that Cutler could play even if he doesn’€™t practice.

Meanwhile, the NFL has fined Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cutler during the first half of Sunday night’€™s game.

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[1] 49ers: http://media.weei.com/football/san-francisco-49ers.htm

[2] Jay Cutler: http://media.weei.com/football/jay-cutler.htm

[3] Alex Smith: http://media.weei.com/football/alex-smith.htm

[4] missed practice: http://weei.stats.com/multisport/story.asp?i=20121115181149563406508

[5] tweeted: https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/269446747665870849

[6] Jason Campbell: http://media.weei.com/football/jason-campbell.htm

[7] Lovie Smith: http://media.weei.com/football/lovie-smith.htm

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