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QB Cutler questionable, LT Bushrod out for Bears


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Quarterback Jay Cutler is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, but rushing back from a hamstring injury could be risky.

That’s because left tackle Jermon Bushrod is out with head and shoulder injuries.

Cutler strained his hamstring trying to track down Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tony Jefferson after throwing an interception in a Week 2 loss at Soldier Field.

Cutler didn’t play last week, giving way to Jimmy Clausen in a shutout loss at Seattle.

He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday but coach John Fox insists the two-week recovery time reported by multiple media outlets was merely a guess. Fox said Cutler’s muscle strain is “nothing serious.”

Without Bushrod, the Bears are preparing to start Charles Leno. However, using Leno on the right side and pushing Kyle Long to left tackle wouldn’t be out of the question.

Leno isn’t as mobile and has shorter arms than Bushrod.

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