(CBS) Though both players have made public comments expressing their desire to return from injuries earlier than their initial timetables, don’t expect to see either Jay Cutler or Lance Briggs any time soon.
Bears general manager Phil Emery confirmed that much Thursday morning on The Mully and Hanley Show.
“The (original) timetables are accurate,” Emery said. “That hasn’t changed. But I will tell you this: the positive mindset of somebody that has an injury is a key part of them healing. Obviously, they feel good and they’re feeling like they’re ahead of schedule, so that’s a good thing. If they end up that way and they have medical clearance, our medical staff feels they’re ready to go, then they’ll play. But right now, we’re on the same timetable.