Bears confirm Jay Cutler, Alshon Jeffery out Sunday at Seattle

Seahawks have rushed for at least 100 yards as team in 13 straight games, franchise record…. We agree about one thing, though: the Seahawks will win handily this week.


After two weeks both Dez Bryant and Tony Romo will be sidelined for about two months.

Jeffery did not accompany the team to Seattle, left behind because of an illness. He looked much better prepared past year in his next National Football League start for former Bears coach Marc Trestman after Cutler had been benched in the next to last game, a 23-14 loss to the Lions.

“Well if he is healthy, he starts”, Fox said.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) throws a pass that was intercepted by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, September 20, 2015, in Chicago.

Good luck, Jimmy Clausen and Co.

David Fales would be the backup.

“He’s probably about as caught up as most third quarterbacks in this league are”, Fox said. Good news for the Seahawks though is not only they are back at CenturyLink Field for the first time this season but go up against the ailing Chicago Bears. I dont know.”. The Green Bay game and resulting stories have only ratcheted up the attention on all things Graham. “Looking forward to getting back on the horse and testing ourselves out”. What about the other 2-0 teams? “Would it be less tough?” Without Cutler the offense is going to rely on him even more to try and keep the loud Seattle 12th man from becoming too big a factor.

Linebacker Jon Bostic (ankle) is doubtful as he appears to need more time to heal from his issues.

Jeffery, meanwhile, continues to be hindered by injuries.

-DE Ego Ferguson practiced on a limited basis Wednesday due to knee soreness.

Sunday’s game kicks off at 3:05 p.m. Connecticut on CBS. The Bears’ defense needs Mitchell to step up badly.

Palmer earned the starting job for the game against Seattle after head coach Mike McCarthy ruled Barrington unlikely to play and he was ready for it.

Clausen, the Chicago Bears backup, hasn’t officially been announced as starter in place of injured Jay Cutler. And Clausen doesn’t have the strongest arm, anyway.

Defensive coordinator Brian Knorr: “I think we’ve been able to get some pressure that created some quick throws”. His book has the Seahawks giving 15 points. Gilliam is 6-foot-5, 306 pounds, and McPhee is about 25 pounds lighter.

The Seahawks won 23-17 with rookie Russell Wilson accounting for 364 yards of total offense with the read option that the Bears could not stop. Marshawn Lynch had only 41 yards in 15 attempts. Is that really happening, and what can we expect to see from him on Sunday? Burley has the kind of speed to play Royal one on one.

Jeffery was a surprise scratch in Week 2 as the receiver reportedly deals with a hamstring injury following the calf strain he suffered in the preseason.


Matching up against his brother Michael in Seattle, Bennett has a chance to be a key offensive piece this week. If only there was someone to get him the ball.

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears walks off the field with an injury after giving up an interception for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter at Soldier Field