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Chicago Bears Injury Update: John Fox confirms Jay Cutler has a strained hamstring

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Earlier today the Chicago Bears tweeted out news that starting quarterback Jay Cutler has a strained hamstring. Head coach John Fox revealed the injury information while meeting with the media today saying, "Anytime it's not really severe, it's good news."

Fox isn't sure on Cutler's practice status for this week, but the Bears don't head back to the practice field until Wednesday. That's also the day when the Bears are required to officially file an injury report with the league.

When pressed on more specifics about the injury, Fox said, "We'll just update you on Wednesday as part of our injury protocol."

Jay Cutler was at Halas Hall today for the teams regular Monday meetings.

Fox was noncommittal about naming a starting quarterback for Sunday when the Bears travel to Seattle to face the 0-2 Seahawks. If Cutler can't go, expect Jimmy Clausen to receive the 2nd start of his Chicago career.

Fox also wasn't sure if the Bears would add another quarterback this week. Second year pro David Fales is on the practice squad and would appear to be their best bet if they need to bolster the position.

Zac Dysert, who was a late cut this offseason by the Bears, is currently on Houston's practice squad. UDFA rookie Shane Carden, who was in training camp with the Bears, is currently unsigned.

For those fans still questioning the validity of the hamstring injury, check out this screen grab I took. (H/T WCG member AgeOfGibron)


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#Bears</a> QB Jay Cutler is out at least two weeks with a hamstring injury, per source. Jimmy Clausen gets an extended chance to start.</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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What are your thoughts on Jay's injury?