Jay Cutler back practicing for Bears

Updated: November 1, 2010, 3:17 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler returned to practice Monday after the team opted to rest the starting quarterback during the bye week.

Cutler and veteran Todd Collins threw to receivers during the open portion of practice, while backup Caleb Hanie was merely a spectator, raising suspicions the Bears may have again altered their depth chart at quarterback.

Meanwhile, linebacker Lance Briggs (ankle) and guard Roberto Garza (knee) were also back at practice, and both are expected to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Toronto.

Sidelined since Week 2 because of a severe hamstring pull, Major Wright is expected to jump back into the safety rotation with Chris Harris and Danieal Manning.

Cornerback Zack Bowman continued to rest his sprained right foot, while guard Edwin Williams worked on the side with a member of the Bears training staff.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.