• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears QB Jay Cutler giving no hints about Week 4 status

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't giving any hints about his status for Week 4 against the Raiders."If I can get back, I'll get back," he said.With limited practices under his belt to kick off the week, Cutler has opened the door for a return Sunday following a hamstring strain suffered in Week 2.His recovery is a "day-to-day" prospect, but Friday's injury report will ultimately give an indication whether game action is possible. If not, backup Jimmy Clausen will again direct the Bears' offense.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Jay Cutler back at Bears practice, still expected to miss Week 4

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.Cutler's practice reps were contained to individual drills, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com. While the appearance was a surprise, Cutler is still expected to sit out another week as he recovers from a strained hamstring.As long as he's sidelined, Jimmy Clausen will assume QB duties for the Bears.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears QB Jimmy Clausen struggles in loss to Seahawks

    Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen completed just 9 of 17 passes for 63 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss at Seattle. He did not throw a touchdown nor turn the ball over. Clausen couldn't have had a more difficult situation to deal with, facing the Seahawks on the road, and with the return of Kam Chancellor. He was also missing his best receiver in Alshon Jeffery. In any event, he's likely to make at least one more start next week for an injured Jay Cutler, and that looks to be a better matchup at home against the Raiders.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears QB Jay Cutler officially ruled out for Sunday

    As anticipated, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out for the game Sunday in Seattle with a hamstring injury, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Jimmy Clausen will start at quarterback until Cutler is ready to return, which might not occur for another two or three weeks.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Report: QB Jimmy Clausen to start for injured Jay Cutler

    Bears quaterback Jimmy Clausen will start during Jay Cutler's absence due to a hamstring injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Cutler will sit out at least two games with the ailment, affording Clausen the opportunity to start for just the second time since the 2010 season. In Cutler's place Sunday against the Cardinals, Clausen was 14-of-23 passing for 121 yards with an interception, but he'll likely have difficulty one-upping those modest results in Week 3 against a motivated Seahawks defense in the one of the loudest venues in sport, CenturyLink Field.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears QB Jimmy Clausen puts team in pickle with sacks, fumble

    Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen was in a real pickle when he entered for the injured Jay Cutler on Sunday against Arizona. He didn't help matters in what turned out to be a rout. Clausen completed 14 of 23 passes for 121 yards and an interception. He struggled for much of the day, taking two sacks and fumbling, though the Bears recovered it. Bears head coach John Fox would not say after the game if Cutler is expected to miss any time, but if he does, Clausen would start in Week 3 against the Seahawks.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Bears QB Jay Cutler (hamstring) out of Sunday's game

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler injured his hamstring trying to make a tackle on a pick-six against Arizona, per azcentral.com. Jimmy Clausen has entered the game. Cutler completed all but one of his nine passes for 120 yards and a touchdown before tossing the interception that ultimately sent him to the sideline.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    John Fox preaching open competition, even at QB

    New Bears coach John Fox called it "all an open competition" when asked if he could see a scenario in which quarterback Jay Cutler had to compete for the starting job, reports ESPN.com. Jimmy Clausen is Cutler's projected backup. "I would say logically if you are looking at the depth chart and you are asking me for it two weeks before we can really get anything going, I'd say be [Cutler would be] first on the depth chart, yeah," Fox said. "Obviously you've got to start somewhere and my experience in football and really anything is it's not where you start the race it's where you finish it. We have to start the race with some kind of lineup, and we have not discussed that in depth. We have not presented it to our players in depth. I think it's important for them to see it maybe more than you guys. I've had guys who were third on the depth chart that by the time we started the opener were first. I can't tell you what's happening. If I could I'd be at some race track somewhere."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Report: Bears re-sign QB Jimmy Clausen

    The Bears have re-signed quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. New Bears coach John Fox drafted Clausen in 2010 when he was in charge of the Panthers. The new Chicago front office are reportedly uncertain of Jay Cutler's future with the club, so Clausen's role with the team remains to be seen. Clausen, 27, got the start over Cutler in Week 16 before suffering a concussion. He completed 23 of 39 passes for 181 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and was unable to play the season finale.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Chris Conte, Robbie Gould among Chicago's inactives

    The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota: Jimmy Clausen (concussion), Robbie Gould (right quadriceps), Al Louis-Jean (hamstring), Chris Conte (back), Charles Leno, Austen Lane and Brandon Dunn.