As the Bears prepare to host the Vikings Monday night at Soldier Field, we take a look back at the stories that made news this week at Halas Hall.
Monday, Oct. 24
Cutler cleared to return from injury
Sidelined since suffering a sprained right thumb in a Week 2 loss to the Eagles, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was cleared to play by team doctors.
The Bears are hoping the confidence that rookie Leonard Floyd figures to gain from his performance against the Packers will help accelerate his development.
The Bears promoted offensive lineman Cornelius Edison to the active roster, claimed tight end Daniel Brown off waivers and released running back Joique Bell.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Bears elevate Hurst, waive Glenn
The Bears made changes to their secondary, promoting defensive back Demontre Hurst from the practice squad to the active roster and waiving cornerback Jacoby Glenn.
Feeling like a "helpless bystander" while missing five starts with a sprained right thumb, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is excited about returning to action.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Bears launch annual coat drive
Bears equipment manager Tony Medlin was joined by defensive end Akiem Hicks and center Cody Whitehair to kick off the team's 28th annual coat drive.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Bears resume prep to host Vikings
After a day off, the Bears returned to the practice field Thursday to continue prepping for Monday night's home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Pernell McPhee's season debut in Green Bay was a positive first step that the Bears hope the outside linebacker will build on.
Friday, Oct. 28
Cutler's return gives Bears 'new life'
Bears teammates and coaches are excited about having quarterback Jay Cutler back on the field Monday night when they host the Vikings at Soldier Field.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Long, two others unlikely to play
Bears guard Kyle Long, receiver Eddie Royal and nose tackle Eddie Goldman did not practice Saturday and were listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Vikings.