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Jay Cutler's status up in the air for this week; Tony Romo out 8 weeks

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks face off against the Bears this week at home, and may be doing so against a depleted opponent. Chicago may be without the services of starting quarterback Jay Cutler, who suffered a sprained hamstring in the Bears' loss to the Cardinals Sunday.

John Fox called the injury "not really severe" and told reporters that they'd have a better update on Wednesday. While his status for this week is completely unknown, Fox said "Any time it's not real severe, I think it's good news. We'll just have to evaluate it going forward."

Cutler injured his hammy trying to make a tackle after he'd thrown an interception to Tony Jefferson. He left the game after that and was replaced by Jimmy Clausen, who finished the game 14-of-23 (5.7 YPA) for 121 yards and a pick. The Seahawks would obviously prefer to face Clausen than Cutler, even with Cutler's bouts with inconsistency.

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffrey also missed last week's game with a hamstring injury but may be able to play this week.

Meanwhile, another future Seattle opponent in the Cowboys also lost their quarterback when Tony Romo went down hard and broke his collarbone. He's expected to be out 8-10 weeks, tentatively, and that's applicable to the Seahawks because they face off in Dallas in six weeks. With Dez Bryant also expected to miss the Seattle game that week, it's looking like Dallas will be shorthanded as well.