Some of the sports stories covered by The Associated Press on Monday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) When Jay Cutler got hurt last November, the Chicago Bears' promising season fell apart fast, with no capable backup behind him.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The last thing David Akers wants to do is let down his team. And he's not sure why he even needs to publicly say as much.