Jay Cutler, Alshon Jeffery officially out vs. Seahawks

The Chicago Bears are officially Jimmy Clausen's team this week.

Coach John Fox announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is out Sunday with a hamstring injury, giving Clausen the start against the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this week Cutler would miss at least two weeks because of a hamstring injury he suffered Sunday.

In Week 2 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Clausen completed 14 of 23 passes for 121 yards, one interception and a 56.6 passer rating in relief of Cutler. Clausen is 1-10 as an NFL starter. His only win came over John Skelton and the Cardinals in Week 15, 2010.

Fox also announced receiver Alshon Jeffery would miss Sunday's contest as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Jeffery missed last week's tilt with the injury.

Marquess Wilson will get the start in Jeffery's stead. As we saw last week, the Bears' passing game will rely heavily on tight end Martellus Bennett, wideout Eddie Royal and running back Matt Forte.

Facing an 0-2 Seahawks team in Seattle appeared a daunting task even with a healthy Cutler and Jeffery. Without them it could turn into a bloodbath.

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