Jay Cutler will test hamstring, may start against Raiders


Jay Cutler’s status has been the biggest talking point leading into the Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders matchup on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field and it appears that it will drag on to the opening kickoff as the starting quarterback will be a true game-time decision. The Bears quarterback planning on seeing if he can go to potentially help his team avoid going 0-4 to start the season despite still not being 100% healthy with a hamstring injury.

Cutler will test out his hamstring during the pregame warmups in Chicago, and the Bears are optimistic that he could play. Something that head coach Jack Del Rio and the Raiders were prepared for during the week even if it was initially reported when Cutler was injured against the Arizona Cardinals that he would likely be missing two weeks.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter initially reported Cutler’s status on Sunday morning, and the quarterback just took the field as the Raiders along with the Bears have began to go through their pregame warmups for the 1:00 Eastern time kickoff.

Cutler could likely give it a go today, but even if he plays he is likely going to be limited as he is still not completely healthy. How much that will impact his ability is unknown, but if the veteran quarterback does play expect the Raiders defense to pressure him with plenty of blitzes to see how mobile he is in avoiding the pass rush. With the Bears also missing their left tackle today, it could be a long day for whoever starts at quarterback for Chicago. If it is Cutler, expect his hamstring to be one of the main storylines of a game where the Bears starting quarterback could be attempting to gut his team to their first victory of the year despite still being injured.

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