Bears’ Cutler ready to return from concussion

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Soon after, he had what appeared to be a dazed look when the TV cameras showed him sitting on the sideline, and his decision-making was questionable.

Cutler held onto the ball too long at times, with most of those sacks coming on four-man rushes, and Collins was behind center when the second half started.

“We just had some breakdowns,” he said.

Cutler said he could have avoided some of the sacks, although his wooziness played a role.

“I don’t think it helped,” he said. “But I think I still knew what was going on. I still knew what the hot reads were, still knew where guys were at in the field.”

Cutler said the concussion had no effect on his diabetes and he doesn’t anticipate seeing the doctors again before Sunday’s game.

“It’s tough,” he said. “You think you feel OK. It’s just so hard with your brain. Those second concussions are the ones that are a little tricky.”

It would help if he had better protection _ a big issue the past few seasons.

The Bears have used three different lineups on the offensive line because of injuries and poor execution, and will be juggling the rotation again with Chris Williams (hamstring) returning and Roberto Garza (knee) now sidelined.

Garza is set to have arthroscopic surgery and will miss the Seattle game. Williams is back after missing the last three and there’s no guarantee he’ll be back at left tackle.

Offensive coordinator Mike Martz indicated he could be moved inside, saying, “He’s natural inside because he’s so stout, and that helps us in protections and in the running game, obviously, too. We just need to get our best guys on the field that are healthy and ready to go.”

NOTE: Smith wouldn’t say if Collins or Hanie is the No. 2 quarterback. … LB Lance Briggs (ankle) and CB Charles Tillman (calf) sat out practice.

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