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With the possibility that Jay Cutler might not play against the San Francisco 49ers next Monday night, Bears coach Lovie Smith was particularly hopeful that rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will play in that game after missing the previous four games with a broken hand.
''Hopefully [Cutler and defensive end Shea McClellin] will be ready to go,'' Smith said Monday. ''Hopefully other players will get back ... like Alshon Jeffery, who's making a lot of progress. I don't know for sure on him. But we can use all guys now.''
Smith acknowledged that the Bears' offense needs somebody to provide support for Brandon Marshall, who again was the dominant receiver for the Bears on Sunday night. Marshall had eight receptions for 107 yards against the Texans. Earl Bennett added one reception for nine yards. Devin Hister had two receptions for four yards. Tight end Matt Spaeth added three catches for four yards.
''Someone does [have to step up] -- you're right,'' Smith said. ''Brandon has played outstanding ball. We had a few opportunities last night, where we dropped a couple of balls that could have been big plays for us. But, yes, getting Alshon Jeffery back should help a little bit too. But, yeah, we need to get more production out of that [No. 2] slot.'' Source: Chicago Sun Times Attached Thumbnails
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It’s déjà vu all over again for Chicago Bears fans in 2012. The Chicago Bears went on a long winning streak which had people talking about them as a top team in the NFL, just like last season. Now Jay Cutler is hurt, just like last season. The question now is whether or not Cutler will miss extended time, and how Jason Campbell will perform in his absence.
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The constant rain has turned this Sunday Night Football game between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears into an utter slop fest. But even then it’s not without its big plays.Tim Dobbins made a play to get after Jay Cutler and unfortunately for Cutler, despite absorbing a massive hit, it was all for nothing. Cutler had barely crossed the line of scrimmage, making the pass...
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's status for this week
remains in question because of a concussion.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has left Chicago's game against the Houston Texans because of a concussion.
A scrambling Cutler took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Tim Dobbins after unleashing a pass on third down at midfield late in the first half Sunday night.
There were offsetting penalties on the play. Cutler got called for an illegal forward pass because he was beyond the line...
This was system failure, maybe system overload for the NFL. You get a big game like Sunday night, Houston at Chicago, and hope to see statements made, questions answered.
We got statements, all right. When Houston linebacker Tim Dobbins cheap-shotted Jay Cutler -- in the officials' opinion -- by going helmet-to-helmet after Cutler had thrown a pass, Dobbins was allowed to stay...
Late in the second quarter on Sunday night, with the Chicago Bears down 10-3 to the Houston Texans, Jay Cutler stepped out of the pocket and eventually crossed the line of scrimmage to make a pass to Devin Hester. The play would be called back, and a review of whether Cutler stepped over the line would ensue.
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The Chicago Bears are expected to sign quarterback Josh McCown with Jay Cutler's status in doubt because of a concussion, ESPN Chicago reported Monday. Cutler sustained a concussion after taking a hard hit during the Bears' 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Jason Campbell replaced Cutler for the second half of the game. The Bears will need another backup...
With Chicago Bears’ QB Jay Cutler likely doubtful for Monday night’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers the Bears made sure they had an insurance policy.
They announced today the signing veteran QB Josh McCown to a one-year deal. McCown spent three games with the team after the Caleb Hanie experiment in 2011.
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The Chicago Bears signed veteran journeyman Josh McCown on Tuesday in the wake of quarterback Jay Cutler's concussion.
Cutler missed the second half of Sunday night's 13-6 setback to Houston and his status for Monday's game in San Francisco is uncertain.
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Week 10 has created so many question marks for teams heading in to Week 11. The biggest of all being at the quarterback position with injuries to the dominant Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, Ben Roethlisberger, and Michael Vick.
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