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Jimmy Clausen

Height:
6' 2"
Weight:
210 lbs
Age:
27
Born:
Sep 21, 1987
Birth Place:
Westlake Village,
Experience:
5 years
College:
Notre Dame
Rtg Com Yds TD Int
2013 Regular Season
71.8 26 223 2 1

The Bears' website is reporting that Clausen has a concussion and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

It's uncertain if this means Jay Cutler will be under center for the season finale. Clausen suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup.

The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty. Clausen made his first start since he was a rookie with Carolina in 2010 after the Bears benched Cutler. Clausen completed 23 of 39 passes for 181 yards.

The Chicago Bears benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against this Detroit Lions this weekend in favor of their franchise quarterback who signed a massive, seven-year deal less than a year ago.

Clausen has appeared in three games this season and attempted nine passes, completing three. He was 1-9 in 10 starts as a rookie with Carolina in 2010 and threw for 1,558 yards that year. Carolina then drafted Cam Newton. The Bears signed Clausen in June, and he beat out Jordan Palmer for the backup job.

The Chicago Bears have cut Jordan Palmer, making Clausen the backup quarterback behind Jay Cutler.

Clausen signed with Chicago in June and won the backup job with a solid camp. He appeared in 13 games for Carolina from 2010 to 2013 after starring at Notre Dame. Clausen made 10 starts as a rookie and threw for 1,558 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions in a 2-14 season. The Panthers drafted Cam Newton the following April.

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Notre Dame and Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen. The move was announced Thursday.

Clausen appeared in 13 games for Carolina from 2010 to 2013 after starring at Notre Dame. He made 10 starts as a rookie and threw for 1,558 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions in a 2-14 season. The Panthers drafted Cam Newton the following April. Clausen was waived/injured last August.

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