11:44 AM EDT, Wed October 07, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Matt Slauson uneven at center after Will Montgomery injury

Shortly after the Bears' 22-20 victory against the Raiders on Sunday, Bears offensive lineman Matt Slauson was asked how many reps he has taken as a center during practice this year. Slauson didn't need much time to count. "About six," he said. So consider how quickly Slauson, the starting left...

Chicago Tribune

Bears-Raiders: 4 storylines to watch

1. Jay or Jimmy? Jimmy or Jay? Jay Cutler's rapid recovery from a hamstring strain puts him in position to start at quarterback. Unless he doesn't. The Bears listed Cutler as questionable on their injury report Friday and could push into Sunday morning before announcing their starter. Jimmy Clausen...

San Francisco Chronicle

Cutler to start against Raiders

Jay Cutler has decided to throw caution to the Windy City and will start today against the Raiders, despite being limited at practice all week with a hamstring injury. Cutler is playing despite the Bears being without his top receiver, Alshon Jeffery, and left tackle, Jermon Bushrod, and the Raiders having five sacks last week. For Oakland, backup running back Taiwan Jones is out with a foot injury. Vic Tafur is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

Inside the Oakland Raiders | Oakland Tribune

Hobbled Cutler good enough to beat the Raiders

CHICAGO — A supposedly hobbled quarterback wasn’t enough of an advantage for the Raiders. Jay Cutler played through a hamstring injury that sidelined him a week ago and he was healthy enough to guide the Chicago Bears to a 22-20… Continue Reading →

Chicago Tribune

Huddle up: Bears facing 0-4 hole for first time since 2000

The NFL did the Bears few favors when it scheduled the new regime to open the season with three straight opponents that made the playoffs last season. Perhaps the Bears would have started 0-3 regardless of their extensive injury woes, but that's behind them now. This week, a beatable but ascending...

Chicago Tribune

Alshon Jeffery could miss his third straight game

Alshon Jeffery is in jeopardy of missing his third consecutive game because of a hamstring injury. The Bears' No. 1 receiver was limited in Thursday's practice. During the 15-minute portion open to media, he took part in some position drills and watched the rest. "I mean, if I'm out there, no matter...

Inside the Oakland Raiders | Oakland Tribune

Raiders’ DE Khalil Mack is probable, expected to face Bears

ALAMEDA _ Raiders defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack was limited at practice Friday but listed as probable, with coach Jack Del Rio saying he expected him to play without elaborating. Mack showed up on the injury report Thursday for the… Continue Reading →

Chicago Tribune

Bears may sit punter Pat O'Donnell vs. Raiders

The Chicago Bears are preparing for the possibility Pat O’Donnell will not be available Sunday after punting at the end of all 10 of the team’s possessions in the 26-0 loss to Seattle. O’Donnell missed Wednesday’s practice with a right knee injury and special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers indicated...

Inside the Oakland Raiders | Oakland Tribune

Raiders expecting to face Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is nursing a hamstring injury, Jimmy Clausen has looked awful and David Fales has yet to appear in an NFL game. Those are the three quarterbacks the winless Chicago Bears could throw at the Raiders (1-2) on Sunday.… Continue Reading →

Chicago Tribune

Bears bring in four linemen for tryout

With defensive tackle Will Sutton’s expected to miss a short period of time following a left biceps injury in Sunday’s loss at Seattle, the Chicago Bears brought in four linemen for a tryout on Tuesday.  According to an NFL source, veterans DeAngelo Tyson, Cliff Matthews, D’Anthony Smith and Greg...

San Francisco Chronicle

With wins come levity for Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio

Head coach Jack Del Rio was feeling buoyant enough Monday to crack a joke about his team’s difficulties in covering tight ends. “We’ll try to remove the cloaking device that they have,” he said. The Raiders hit the road again this weekend to play the Bears (0-3), who are staggering after being blanked by the Seahawks 26-0. Chicago probably again will go with Jimmy Clausen at quarterback unless Jay Cutler has recovered from his hamstring injury. The Raiders, on the other hand, have an efficient young quarterback in Derek Carr, who has been particularly effective in the red zone in...

Seattle Times

Seattle Seahawks’ snap counts: Lots of use of base defense and fullbacks in win over Bears

Above are the snap counts for the Seahawks Sunday against the Chicago Bears as compiled by Pro Football Focus. A couple quick notes: — Jordan Hill is listed among the offensive players but obviously plays defense. Hill had a nice game in the snaps he got, and depending on Brandon Mebane’s groin injury could have […]

Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times

NFL.com report: Marshawn Lynch to play against Bears

NFL.com, the league’s official website, reported Sunday morning that Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch will play against the Chicago Bears Sunday as the Seahawks hold their regular season home opener at CenturyLink Field. Lynch was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report with a calf injury suffered against Green Bay last Sunday and […]

Seattle Times

Seattle Seahawks’ inactives vs. Chicago Bears: Luke Willson out with back injury, RB Marshawn Lynch set to go

Marshawn Lynch is active for the Seahawks Sunday against the Bears, as expected. TE Luke Willson is among the seven inactives.

Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times

Seahawks grading the game: Offense overcomes slow start in rout of bumbling Bears

The one ominous note was a hamstring injury that sidelined running back Marshawn Lynch in the second half, limiting him to five carries for the game.

Chicago Tribune

Alshon Jeffery's injury history puts Bears in tough spot

If you're hamstrung trying to figure out what the Bears will do with Alshon Jeffery after this season, you're not alone. Soft-tissue injuries have prevented the wide receiver from reaching his potential at the start of his fourth season, and the man who coaches him singled out Jeffery's health...

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Bears LB Pernell McPhee: "We can make this season the way we want it to be"

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee has been dealing with a minor knee injury this week, an ailment that has him listed as questionable on the official injury report. But McPhee made it clear Friday afternoon at Halas Hall that he’s anything but questionable in his own mind as the Bears...

Seattle Sidelines | Daily Herald

Seattle Sidelines: Will Chancellor play Sunday? Plus injury report (Lynch questionable)

Will Kam Chancellor play Sunday? That's one of the big questions headed into the Seahawks' home opener Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Chicago Tribune

Bears need something better than John Fox's idea of a competitive advantage

Heading into what might become a record disaster for the NFL’s oldest franchise, Bears coach John Fox has not ruled out the possibility of Jay Cutler’s throwing a game-changing interception for a third straight week. Cutler, remember, left last week's game because of a hamstring injury and didn't...

Chicago Tribune

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery misses practice again

Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery missed practice yet again Thursday at Halas Hall, still hindered by a hamstring injury. Jeffery hasn’t been fully healthy since early August and after missing last weekend’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals plus the first two practices of this week, his availability...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Ragnar to the Bears? And just how much does a mascot make?

If you haven’t had enough of Vikings mascot mania, I have a couple of hot links for you this afternoon. First, in this Chicago Tribune opinion piece it is argued that the Bears should bring in Ragnar, the deposed Vikings mascot, as their own. From the piece: Let me rattle off a few reasons why this is an incredibly good idea. He’s a viking and vikings are awesome. He’s a big man and will be able to help pick up the pieces of Jay Cutler when he returns from injury and is immediately injured again. Whenever Cutler throws an interception, Ragnar will chase him up and down the sideline with...

Chicago Tribune

Bears promote David Fales to 53-man roster

With Jay Cutler expected to miss time with a hamstring injury, the Chicago Bears promoted David Fales to the 53-man roster and brought in two quarterbacks for a tryout.

Packers Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tuesday 12: A dozen film observations from Seahawks vs. Packers

Green Bay Here are a few things I noticed when watching tape of the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers: - The return of starting safety Morgan Burnett, whose calf injury sidelined him in the season opener against the Chicago Bears, restored a sense of normalcy to the back end of the defense. Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix manned the safety positions, while Casey Hayward and Sam Shields started at cornerback. Micah Hyde, who filled in for Burnett at safety against the Bears, returned to his familiar slot position in the nickel defense, while rookie Damarious...

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Kyle Fuller's poor play now Bears' biggest headache

The Bears have started a season 0-2 for the first time in 12 years, and the worst news isn't that Jay Cutler could be sidelined for several weeks after his latest injury suffered trying to run down an interceptor.

Chicago Tribune

Jay Cutler's injury dashes hopes, throws Bears' future into uncertainty

Six seconds. That's all it took for Jay Cutler to go from quarterback to defender to training room patient on Sunday.

Chicago Tribune

Jay Cutler has strained hamstring, status uncertain

The Chicago Bears remain uncertain as to just how long quarterback Jay Cutler will be out with the hamstring injury he suffered during Sunday's 48-23 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Seattle Times

Bears’ starting quarterback Jay Cutler out for Sunday’s game against Seattle Seahawks

Chicago QB Jay Cutler is out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to a hamstring injury, meaning Jimmy Clausen will get the start, instead.