Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs will miss Monday night's home game against Dallas.
Coach Marc Trestman on Thursday said Cutler remains out with a high-ankle sprain, and Briggs will not return from a shoulder fracture. Cutler practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Briggs went through conditioning work on the sidelines but did not practice.
Josh McCown will make his fifth start in Cutler's absence, and Trestman couldn't be certain whether Cutler will be available the following week at Cleveland.
Cutler has been out with the ankle sprain since the final series of the Bears' 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions on Nov. 10. He had also missed one game with a torn groin muscle. Trestman did not see Cutler's inability to play this week as a setback in his recovery.
Martin, investigator meet
Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin met in Los Angeles with NFL special investigator Ted Wells for a second round of questioning about the team's bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said.
The person confirmed Thursday's meeting to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
Martin was first interviewed by Wells for nearly seven hours Nov. 15 in New York.
Packer fined for ref contact
Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has been fined $26,250 for contact with an official, per NFL guidelines.
Williams told reporters that he planned to appeal. He said he didn't realize he had made contact with the official, and meant no harm.
- Associated Press