NFL Notebook: Bears QB Cutler remains sidelined
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed practice Thursday, and his playing status remains in question because of a concussion.
Coach Lovie Smith says Cutler continues to improve, but it's not clear if he'll be ready to play at San Francisco on Monday night.
If Cutler can't play, Jason Campbell likely will make the start.
Cutler, injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Houston's Tim Dobbins, needs to be cleared by team physicians and independent neurological consultants before he can return.
The same goes for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, who also suffered a concussion last week.
Falcons WR Jones will be game-time decision
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) did not practice for the second consecutive day and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Arizona, coach Mike Smith said.
Harbaugh has procedure for irregular heartbeat
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was sent to the hospital for a “minor procedure” after doctors discovered he had an irregular heartbeat.
The team said it anticipates Harbaugh, 48, will be back at the 49ers facility Friday, though it's unclear in what capacity. No details about the procedure were given.
Jacobs says tweet wasn't about 49ers, Harbaugh
49ers running back Brandon Jacobs has posted advice on Twitter with a reference to never working “in a place where you hate your boss so much.” The hash tag: “YouLiveAndYouLearn.”
In the locker room soon after his post, Jacobs said people shouldn't “assume” his remarks were football-related.
In a strange twist, rookie running back LaMichael James retweeted Jacobs' initial post with the “hate your boss” reference and being happy at work. James, a second-round draft pick out of Oregon, hasn't played at all this year, either.
Bears LB Urlacher would lie about concussion
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still says he would lie to cover up a concussion.
He responded “yeah” when asked if he would try to cover up such an injury. He said he's not sure “how you can lie these days with all the (stuff) they have to see who's concussed and not.”
NFL commissioner says sport will evolve
Professional football can evolve into a safer game without sacrificing the physical play that has made it so popular, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a speech on player safety at the Harvard School of Public Health.
“Football has always evolved, and it always will,” he told an overflow crowd of a few hundred.
Jets' Greene says quotes in story ‘out of context'
Jets running back Shonn Greene says he was “shocked” by a published report in which he was quoted as suggesting the team might need to make a change at quarterback.
Greene says the Yahoo! story included quotes that were “completely out of context.” The story quoted Greene as saying: “You feel bad for Mark (Sanchez), but at the same time you want to win games.” ... If you want to win games, you've got to try something.”
Chiefs OL Asamoah has surgery on thumb
Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Asamoah will miss Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after surgery on one of his thumbs.
Former Texans P sues stadium tenant over turf
Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann has sued the county agency that operates Reliant Stadium, blaming “unsafe turf” for a possibly career-ending knee injury.
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