"I'll push it as much as I can," Cutler said Tuesday. "That's up to the trainers and doctors."
Cutler, who was injured Oct. 20 against the Washington Redskins, said of whether he can come back sooner than the prescribed four-week timetable: "That's the goal."
--Defensive tackle Tank Carradine, a rookie second-round pick, was activated from the 49ers' non-football injury list and added to the team's active roster. To clear room for Carradine, the 49ers waived Jermaine Cunningham.
Carradine, who is 6-foot-4, 273 pounds, tore his right anterior cruciate ligament last November while playing for Florida State, but the injury didn't prevent San Francisco from selecting him 40th overall last spring. He returned to practice Oct. 15.
--NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met Tuesday in New York, but according to reports Snyder has no plans to change the controversial name of the franchise.
The meeting comes one day before a publicized forum between senior NFL officials and Oneida Indian Nations in New York City.
The Washington Post reported the meeting with Snyder wasn't about changing the name, but was focused on learning about the team's ongoing reaction to the controversy.