NFL Notes: Bears QB Jay Cutler Day to Day With Right Thumb Sprain

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a right thumb sprain and is day to day, Bears head coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday.

Fox said it doesn't appear that Cutler's thumb injury will require surgery, but his status for Week 3 is still unknown.

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Cutler suffered the injury in Monday night's 29-14 loss to the Eagles in Chicago. He left the field late in the third quarter and didn't return.

Backup Brian Hoyer was 9 of 12 for 78 yards in relief of Cutler. Hoyer is only other quarterback on the Bears' 53-man roster, but Chicago does have Matt Barkley on its practice squad. 

Cowboys: Randy Gregory drops appeal
FRISCO, Texas — Suspended Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory has dropped an appeal on another substance-abuse violation and now faces a 10-game ban on top of the four games he will already miss.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his radio show that the NFL Players Association wouldn't support Gregory's appeal, making it pointless to pursue. Jones said the labor agreement "boxed him out in having merit to his appeal."

A 14-game suspension would make Gregory ineligible to play until Week 16 this season.

Gregory slid to the Cowboys at the end of the second round in the 2015 draft after testing positive for marijuana at the NFL combine. According to the labor agreement, four positive marijuana tests can lead to a 10-game suspension.

The 23-year-old Gregory recently rejoined the team after spending time in rehab.

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