The Chicago Bears made it official Friday that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not be able to play against the Seahawks Sunday, giving the start to Jimmy Clausen.
The Chicago Bears on Friday made official what had been thought all week — that quarterback Jay Cutler will not be able to play with a hamstring injury suffered last week against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Bears also ruled out receiver Alshon Jeffrey, who had 85 catches last season and five in the season opener against Green Bay but is suffering from a hamstring injury.
Cutler was injured while trying to make a tackle after throwing an interception against Arizona Sunday.
The loss of Cutler means Jimmy Clausen will get the start at quarterback for the Bears.
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Clausen, a former Notre Dame star, is 1-10 as a starter in the NFL but has started just one game since 2010. As a rookie in 2010 he was the primary starter for the Carolina Panthers, including for a 31-14 loss at CenturyLink Field against the Seahawks. Clausen was 18-34 for 169 yards and an interception in that game, a season in which Carolina went 2-14 and then drafted Cam Newton.
Clausen has a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of 11-to-5 with a passer rating of 60.
He was 14-23 for 121 yards with an interception and no touchdowns after entering the game against Arizona in the second quarter last Sunday, a contest won by the Cardinals 48-23.
The Seahawks, meanwhile, are one of just four NFL teams without an interception this season but now will have back strong safety Kam Chancellor after he ended his 54-day holdout earlier this week.
With Jeffrey out, former Washington State University standout Marquess Wilson is expected to get the start at receiver. Wilson has three receptions on seven targets for the Bears this season.