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0-3, 3rd in NFC North

Jay Cutler active for Bears; Jeffery out

The Bears QB missed last week's game with a hamstring injury that knocked him out of Week 2. However, he won't have top WR Alshon Jeffery, who is inactive for the third straight week with a hamstring injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears' inactives in Week 4: David Fales, Pat O'Donnell, Alshon Jeffery, Ka'Deem Carey, Hroniss Grasu, Jermon Bushrod and Jeremiah Ratliff.

Breaking down this week's inactive players (1:58)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears announce that quarterback Jay Cutler is active and will start versus the Oakland Raiders.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

There is nothing wrong with Jay Cutler's arm. Cutler had his customary velocity in pregame warmups. Cutler did not seem bothered by his hamstring injury when dropping back to pass. It remains to be seen how well he moves outside the pocket when pressured.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Cutler throwing to his receivers. Cutler taking the first set of throws in all the drills.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is on the field throwing in pregame warmups. Cutler is questionable, but took majority of reps at practice.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Gloomy day in Chicago for Bears vs. Raiders. Jay Cutler took the majority of practice reps this week and will test out his hamstring one final time in pregame warmups.

Schefter's early Sunday roster notes

  • Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is expected to play today, per league source.
  • Packers WR Davante Adams will not play today vs. San Francisco, per league sources.
  • Bears WR Alshon Jeffery will not play, per source. However, Bears optimistic Jay Cutler will play; will test hamstring pregame.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders at Soldier Field. Playing surface remains covered after overnight rain in the Chicagoland area. Kickoff is 1 p.m. ET.

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Source: Bears optimistic QB Cutler will play

Quarterback Jay Cutler will test his injured hamstring prior to Sunday's game, and the Bears are optimistic he'll play against Oakland, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Cutler back after one week off?

The early prognosis for Jay Cutler after he injured his hamstring in Week 2 was that he was in for a multiple-week absence. Could he be back under center this weekend after only sitting out one game? Bell: Week 4 injury updates


Can the Raiders win three in a row?

After consecutive wins over Baltimore and Cleveland, the Raiders are slim favorites in Chicago this weekend, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. Can they bag another victory?


This isn't college anymore

Three former No. 1 overall picks have been among the league's worst quarterbacks this season. Only Jimmy Clausen has a worse QBR than Alex Smith, Sam Bradford and Andrew Luck.

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Martellus Bennett in for a big week?

We don't know who will play quarterback for the Bears, but will it matter for Bennett? The Raiders have been horrific covering tight ends so far this season. Fantasy cheat sheet (Insider)

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Source: Bears sign punter Spencer Lanning

The Bears added former Browns punter Spencer Lanning for Sunday in case starting punter Pat O'Donnell's knee injury keeps him sidelined.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears have signed free agent punter Spencer Lanning, per a league source. Starting punter Pat O'Donnell is questionable for Sunday because of a knee injury.

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So hard to love the Raiders

Oakland (-3) is getting some solid support from the public against a terrible Chicago squad. However, Dave Tuley isn't sold on the road favorite. Is he willing to bet on the Bears as a home underdog? Tuley's bets (Insider)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears list Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) as questionable for Week 4. League source says Jeffery not expected to play, but is hopeful to return next week at Kansas City.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox ruled out left tackle Jermon Bushrod (concussion/shoulder) for Sunday's game vs. Oakland. Charles Leno is expected to start in place of Bushrod.

Alshon Jeffery out Sunday vs. Raiders (1:32)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is officially questionable for Sunday. Cutler had limited participation at practice all week.

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Can Oakland win another on the road?

After losing 11 road games in a row, it looks like the Raiders are poised for back-to-back wins away from home. Do the Bears have a shot with Jimmy Clausen under center? NFL Nation Week 4 predictions

Team Stats

Passing Yards162.331st
Rushing Yards132.0Tied-6th
Points For15.331st
Points Against35.032nd

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