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.
Pruitt (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Pruitt hasn't practiced since suffering a knee injury in Week 5, so he'll remain sidelined for Sunday's game in Philadelphia. That absence will leave the Vikings with one less tight end option behind Kyle Rudolph and Rhett Ellison.
Treadwell (thumb) is inactive Sunday against the Eagles.
Treadwell was active for each of the Vikings' last two contests, but was limited with a thumb injury in practice this week. Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson will make up Minnesota's wideout corps.
Heinicke (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday after a lengthy recovery stemming from July foot surgery, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.
Heinicke has a three-week window for the Vikings to either activate him from the reserve/NFI list, waive him, or send him to IR. If he's activated he'll likely serve as the No. 3 option at quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford and veteran backup Shaun Hill.