The Bears are hopeful that Cutler (thumb) will be ready for Week 8, Fox's Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning on their pregame show.
With Brian Hoyer out with a broken arm, the Bears really aren't prepared to live in a world where Matt Barkley is the starting QB. We'll find out more on Cutler's status from the practice reports this upcoming week.
Hall (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Packers, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.
News came earlier in the week that Hall's ankle injury would not require surgery, but the rookie cornerback will be out for at least Week 7's tilt, with his next opportunity to return coming Week 8 on Monday night against the Vikings. Sherrick McManis and Cre'von LeBlanc could be in line for additional reps when the Packers deploy multiple-receiver offensive sets, but their roles likely won't be affected too severely if Tracy Porter (knee) and Bryce Callahan (hamstring) are able to play.
Ferguson has been handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.
After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.
Sterling (foot) is questionable to play Sunday against the Raiders, The Florida Times-Union reports.
Sterling sustained a plantar fascia injury in practice last week and was unable to suit up against the Bears. The second-year tight end returned to practice Friday, though, so it appears there's at least a chance he'll be able to play.
Washington (hamstring) reached an injury settlement with the Jaguars on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Washington went down with hamstring earlier in the week which evidently will keep him sidelined for an extended amount of time. The Jaguars decided to instead part ways with the wideout instead of keeping him on the IR. The second-year man could hope to return to Jacksonville once completely healthy.
Blackmon (suspension) was handed a one-year suspended sentence and probation Wednesday, stemming from a misdemeanor DUI, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Taken fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, Blackmon hasn't played in an NFL game since being suspended indefinitely back on Nov. 1, 2013 for a violation of the league's substance abuse program. Though he remains listed on Jacksonville's roster, the the 26-year-old wideout seems increasingly unlikely to play for the team again.