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Cutler set to return to starting lineup when Bears visit Browns

Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks around the field during team warmups before an NFL football game between the Bears and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks around the field during team warmups before an NFL football game between the Bears and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

Quarterback Jay Cutler is set to return to the Chicago Bears' lineup.

Coach Marc Trestman says Cutler will start Sunday at Cleveland after missing the previous four games with a high left ankle sprain.

Josh McCown, who played well in his absence, goes back to a reserve role.

Cutler went through a full practice on Thursday after working out with the receivers following a walkthrough, and got the green light to start this week. Linebacker Lance Briggs participated on a limited basis and Trestman was not optimistic about him returning from his shoulder injury against the Browns.

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