Collins to start for Bears

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, Last Updated: 2:58 PM ET

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have named Todd Collins as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Carolina.

Collins will replace Jay Cutler, who suffered a concussion in last Sunday night's loss to the New York Giants.

The 38-year-old Collins took over for Cutler to start the second half against the Giants and went 4-for-11 passing for 36 yards before also being knocked out of the game late in the fourth quarter.

The Michigan product last started three games for Washington late in the 2007 season and helped guide the Redskins into the playoffs by winning all three contests. Prior to those games, he had gone 10 years without opening a game under center since he did so 13 times for the Buffalo Bills in 1997.

Collins has thrown for 4,515 yards and 22 touchdowns during his 16-year career.

Cutler practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and then met with the Bears doctors and an independent consultant. The recommendation from both parties was for Cutler to continue to practice on a limited basis, sit out Sunday's game and then be re-evaluated next week.


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