Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, who just had surgery on his broken right thumb, may not play in another game this season for the Bears, who are 7-4 and right in the middle of the NFC playoff picture.
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick will miss his third straight game because of broken ribs when the Eagles play at Seattle (4-7) tonight.
Vince Young will start for the Eagles (4-7). The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback is 1-1 in his first two starts.
Receiver (hamstring) Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) also won't play. Running back LeSean McCoy (toe) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) are questionable.
Vick broke his two lower ribs in a loss to Arizona on Nov. 13.
CUTLER TO MISS REST OF BEARS' SEASON?: Jay Cutler isn't sure he'll throw another pass for the Chicago Bears this year.
Speaking to reporters for the first time Wednesday since he broke his thumb on his right hand against San Diego two weeks ago, Cutler said he might be finished for the season.
"I've got to be smart about it," he said. "Obviously, I'd want to play next week if they'd allow me. I don't think that's going to be in the cards. It could be I'm done for the season."
Coach Lovie Smith acknowledged a possibility that Cutler won't return, but just as he did the day after the San Diego game, he said he expects his quarterback to play again this season.
"I'm going to stand by my comments that I made," Smith said. "Until someone tells me he's not, we're going along like he will be able to come back. And nothing was said otherwise."
Cutler was injured trying to help tackle Antoine Cason on an interception return in the fourth quarter of a 31-20 victory against the Chargers. Cutler had three screws and two pins surgically inserted into his throwing hand.
Cutler said he did not suffer any ligament damage, but did hyperextend and dislocate it. He has started rehabilitation and is trying to get the swelling to go down, but he expects to lose some flexibility in his thumb.
CUTLER GETS RE-ENGAGED TO REALITY TV STAR: Cutler and Kristin Cavallari are engaged again.
The reality TV star announced the engagement Wednesday on her Twitter feed, saying: "This time its official..Jay and I are engaged again :)." And the Chicago Bears' quarterback confirmed the news to reporters a short time later.
During a news conference that focused mainly on his recovery from a broken right thumb, Cutler jokingly said he "just heard about" Cavallari's post from earlier in the day before acknowledging they're engaged. He said they haven't set a wedding date.
Cutler broke off their engagement shortly before they were to marry last summer.
Cavallari became a celebrity in 2004 when MTV tracked her high school love life and rivalry with Lauren Conrad. She was later on "The Hills" and was a contestant this season on "Dancing With the Stars."
ORLOVSKY TAKES OVER FOR WINLESS COLTS: All Dan Orlovsky wants to do is win.
After making seven NFL starts in seven seasons and losing all seven times, Orlovsky will get another shot Sunday at New England.
Yes, Indianapolis' new starting quarterback, its third of the season, is trying to lead the winless Colts (0-11) to their first victory.
"Whatever it takes to win, that's my goal," an excited Orlovsky said Wednesday. "I'm just going to run the offense and try to get us in the right situations."
It's not something that has happened much since four-time league MVP Peyton Manning had neck surgery Sept. 8. It's still unclear when Manning might return.
Kerry Collins, Manning's first replacement, went on injured reserve with a concussion. Curtis Painter, Collins' replacement, lost all seven of his starts before being told Tuesday of the next change. Orlovksy has completed 14 of 21 passes for 122 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in three appearances this season. Painter had thrown eight interceptions and one touchdown in his last five starts.
Painter and Orlovsky said they were told of the change during a Tuesday meeting with Caldwell, and now Orlovsky has a chance to save the Colts from a historic 0-16 record.
Orlovsky has been here before. He still recalls the vivid details from his last NFL start, even the long, game-sealing TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to Donald Driver in the Lions' season-ending 31-21 loss at Green Bay in 2008. The defeat gave Detroit the dubious distinction of being the only 0-16 team in league history -- something Orlovsky said then he never wanted to endure again.
"I kind of have the opportunity not to (do that again)," he said. "It wasn't fun to go through and I think it sticks with you."
BILLS' BIG-MOUTH STAR WR GETS HIT WITH FINE: Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson was fined $10,000 on Wednesday by the NFL for mimicking shooting himself in the thigh during a touchdown celebration last weekend that mocked New York Jets receiver Plaxico Burress.
Johnson said Wednesday he was done discussing the celebration -- and the national criticism he received as a result of it.
Using his hands as pistols, Johnson pretended to shoot himself in the thigh, a move that was directed at Burress, who wound up serving 20 months in prison for shooting himself in a New York City nightclub in 2008.
Johnson didn't stop there. He then imitated a jet in flight before crashing to the turf. That proved particularly costly, because he was flagged 15 yards for going to the ground.