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Bears’ Jay Cutler Active, Alshon Jeffery Inactive

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 05: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears warms up before a game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Well, Jay Cutler is healthy at least, but man would we feel better about today’s game if Alshon Jeffery was there.  With a banged up team, playing without multiple players, and a front office that is trading away the entire team as if it were a fire sale…  This is a must win game if the Bears have any hope to make something out of this season.


By Chris Emma–

CHICAGO (CBS) — Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been listed as active and will start against the Raiders, while receiver Alshon Jeffery is listed as inactive and out for Sunday’s game.

Cutler suffered a pulled hamstring two weeks ago at Soldier Field, while pursuing the Cardinals’ Tony Jefferson, who returned an intercepted pass for a touchdown. He left the field immediately and did not return. Cutler was on the field two hours prior to the game and established a belief that his hamstring was serviceable.

The status of Jeffery was uncertain as of Saturday night, when he was receiving treatment. However, it was determined that he could not play, meaning the receiver will miss his third straight game.

The Bears will also be without tackle Jermon Bushrod, defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and punter Pat O’Donnell, and have listed David Fales, Ka’Deem Carey and Hroniss Grasu as inactive.

Kickoff from Soldier Field comes at noon, with the Bears seeking their first win.

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