Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Cutler returned Sunday from a one-week absence due to a hamstring injury and didn't miss a beat, completing 28 of 43 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Considering he was initially given a prognosis of at least two missed games, it isn't a surprise that his practice reps are limited to begin the week.
As long as the healing process continues unabated, he'll face a Kansas City Chiefs secondary Sunday that has allowed 311 yards per game and 11 passing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season.
Chicago Bears veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal hauled in seven passes on 10 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Sunday defeat of the Raiders.
Through the first quarter of the year, Royal ranks second on the team with 26 targets and 18 receptions. Though it is difficult to read too much into the statistics for any Chicago receiver until Alshon Jeffery is healthy, history may be on Royal's side. He and quarterback Jay Cutler have a long history together as an effective battery.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler connected on 28 of 43 attempts for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Sunday victory over Oakland.
Without the benefit of having his top target Alshon Jeffery, Cutler reconnected with Eddie Royal, his old friend from Denver, and freakishly athletic tight end, Martellus Bennett. Granted, the performance was against the rebuilding Raiders, but Cutler showed for the first time this season that he can put up solid production in offensive coordinator Adam Gase's scheme, with improvement possible upon Jeffrey's return.
Production hasn't necessarily been Cutler's problem over his career, however, it has been the mistakes. Since the beginning of last season, Cutler has turned the ball over in 15 of 18 starts. It is difficult to view him as anything more than a Fantasy backup until he shows the ability to protect the ball.
A hamstring problem will not sideline Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday against Oakland. He is active for the game.
Cutler has been limited in practices all week, but he made a serious push to get back on the field and appears to have received the go-ahead from the training staff to play.
While Cutler is still likely feeling some effects of the injury, a less-than-fully-healthy version of himself represents a better alternative at quarterback than Jimmy Clausen, who threw for just 63 yards in the Week 3 shutout loss to Seattle.
The matchup against the Raiders is favorable on the surface for Cutler, but with his left tackle in Jermon Bushrod (concussion) and top receiver in Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) sidelined, he could have a difficult time keeping the offense productive.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (hamstring, questionable) is pushing to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders , NFL Network reports.
The report suggests in the event Cutler is able to give it a go, his mobility could be hampered, with the "risk of re-injury (an) issue." In any case, the quarterback's Week 4 status, will be confirmed in advance of the NFL's 1:00 ET slate of games.
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