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Raiders vs Bears injury report: Jay Cutler practices, Jack Del Rio "shocked" if he doesn't play

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The first injury report is out for the Raiders and Bears for their week 4 match-up. Among the returns to practice for the Bears is quarterback, Jay Cutler. This is somewhat of a surprise considering he suffered a hamstring injury that was supposed to have him out this week. But Jack Del Rio is having none of it. He fully expects to face Cutler Sunday.

"I think there's a big difference between Jay Cutler and the other guys," said Del Rio. "That's not to slight them, but he's a more accomplished player. Jay is a good football player. He's got tremendous arm talent. We want to make sure that we're prepared for him. I would expect him to go. If he doesn't go, we'll be prepared for the backups."

"I don't think that it's going to be a backup quarterback. I'd be shocked if it is, but we'll see."

Reports suggest the contrary; that even with Cutler returning to practice, his limited status is far too limited to expect him to play.

If Cutler indeed is unable to go, he will once again be replaced by Jimmy Clausen.

Along with Cutler being limited, Bears receiver Alshon Jefferey was as well. Both have hamstring injuries their dealing with. Missing practice for the Bears was tackle Jermon Bushrod and punter Pat O'Donnell.

As for the Raiders injury report, Justin Ellis returned to practice full after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. Taiwan Jones, Benson Mayowa, Keith McGill, Justin Tuck, Charles Woodson, and CJ Wilson all missed practice.

Tuck and Woodson missed Wednesday's practice last week and were fine to play, so we'll monitor their situation. Mayowa has not played yet this season with a knee injury. The status of the others is less certain.

Here is are full injury report for both teams.

INJURY REPORT

Oakland at Chicago | Sunday, Oct. 4

Oakland Raiders

Practice report

Game

Pos

Player

Injury

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Status

DT

Justin Ellis

Ankle

Full

LB

Ben Heeney

Hamstring

Limited

RB

Taiwan Jones

Foot

Did not part.

DE

Benson Mayowa

Knee

Did not part.

CB

Keith McGill

Foot

Did not part.

FB/RB

Jamize Olawale

Ankle

Full

DE

Justin Tuck

Knee

Did not part.

DT

C.J. Wilson

Calf

Did not part.

S

Charles Woodson

Shoulder

Did not part.

Chicago Bears

Practice report

Game

Pos

Player

Injury

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Status

T

Jermon Bushrod

Concussion/Shoulder

Did not part.

P

Pat O'Donnell

Rt. Knee

Did not part.

QB

Jay Cutler

Hamstring

Limited

DL

Ego Ferguson

Knee

Limited

WR

Alshon Jeffery

Hamstring

Limited

DL

Jeremiah Ratliff

Ankle

Limited

DL

Will Sutton

Elbow

Limited