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Nate Allen

Jay Cutler could be a game-time decision on Sunday

Jay Cutler could be a game-time decision on Sunday

Jay Cutler had small bloodstains on his white pants as he left the field Thursday, the look of a quarterback who had just completed portions of a two-hour practice, strained hamstring be damned.

His effort was part of his ongoing push to play Sunday against the Raiders. That's an ambitious goal, given the severity of his injury as originally diagnosed Sept. 20. But at least he's forcing the Bears' medical staff to consider it while backup Jimmy Clausen prepares to start his second straight game.

Cutler threw to receivers for the second straight day during the segment of practice open to media. However, the checklist to clear him is more extensive than that.

His...

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