Broncos QB Cutler's Finger Is Fine After Week Off

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jay Cutler says the dinged-up index finger on his throwing hand is feeling fine.

The Broncos quarterback proved his point in practice today when he threw a pass nearly 60 yards downfield. Cutler's finger swelled up after he smacked it on a helmet during the first play of a 41-7 loss to New England Oct. 20, but it wasn't broken.

He missed a series late in the first half due to the finger, leading to a season-ending elbow injury to backup Patrick Ramsey.

Cutler was also banged up chasing down a fumble by Andre Hall, with Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork elbowing Cutler in the helmet.

A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press Wilfork will be fined but not suspended by the NFL for the play.

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