Jimmy Clausen Fantasy News

Monday, August 31, 2015, 4:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chicago Bears backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion on Saturday when he got hit by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker P.J. Dawson while attempting to slide late in the fourth quarter of the Bears’ 21-10 loss at Paul Brown Stadium.

Immediately following the game the Bears announced that Clausen did not have a concussion, but that prognosis changed when the No. 2 quarterback experienced delayed symptoms.

“He does have a concussion,” Bears coach John Fox said. “So you’re not confused, during the game he was cleared on the on-field prognosis, and then he had symptoms so he’s been classified with a concussion. He’ll go into that protocol."

Clausen also missed Week 17 of last year because of a concussion.

Monday, August 3, 2015, 3:52pm

CSN Chicago - [Full Article]

Here are some notes from Bears camp on Monday:

- He led the NFL in giveaways during the 2014 season, but Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finished his fifth day of two-plus-hour practices still without either an interception thrown or a fumble lost.

The results are precisely in line with goal No. 1 for Cutler, to reduce the turnovers that have been his undoing and unfortunately his hallmark through nine NFL seasons. Audibles have been minimized to reduce decision-making, long considered a weakness in Cutler’s overall game.

- That was the good news of the day, that the Bears No. 1 quarterback has not given the ball away. The bad news is that Bears backups were not quite so pristine in their execution. Jimmy Clausen threw his first pick of camp, overthrowing his receiver in coverage and landing the ball in the hands of cornerback Al Louis-Jean. No. 3 Shane Carden continued to struggle, missing several open receivers but also having a ball go off the hands of wideout Ify Umodu and picked off by safety Anthony Jefferson. That was followed shortly by an interception by veteran safety Sherrod Martin.

- The offense threw another creative surprise at the defense but if failed to connect when Marquess Wilson appeared to run the proper route, at least based on the look and hands on hips by Cutler. The two talked after the play with offensive coordinator Adam Gase in an effort to clarify the missed connection.

- Alshon Jeffery sat out practice after dinging his shoulder on Sunday, leaving the Bears without either of what was projected to be their 1-2 receiver tandem. Kevin White remains on the PUP list, doing some cardio work to maintain fitness, but his camp debut is uncertain.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Bears QB Jimmy Clausen (concussion, out) has been ruled out for Week 17. Jay Cutler will get the start in what should be an awkward (and likely final) game with HC Marc Trestman.

Jimmy Clausen concussed, Jay Cutler to start again

Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:44pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Jay Cutler is once again the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Just like that.

In yet another surprise twist in a season full of unpredictability, the Bears announced Monday afternoon that Cutler would start their regular-season finale Sunday against the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The move came in concert with the team’s announcement that Jimmy Clausen has been ruled out for the finale after being diagnosed with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Clausen took a vicious helmet-to-helmet shot from Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah on the Bears’ final drive of Sunday’s 20-14 loss at Soldier Field. And while Clausen remained on the field for four more plays – three incompletions and a loss-sealing interception – the Bears said in a news release Monday that the 27-year-old experienced delayed symptoms as a result of the collision.

Report: Bears bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:57pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Enough is finally enough for the Chicago Bears.

After weeks of offensive futility, the team has benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen prior to Sunday's contest against the Detroit Lions, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to two sources informed of the situation.

Fantasy Impact:

Cutler owners who are still alive are going to have to find another option this week, and Clausen isn't an attractive start. He has a career 5.2 YPA and it's a difficult matchup against the Lions. It's a downgrade for the entire offense, including Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. On the flip side, the Lions defense is still a very strong play in Week 16.

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 7:36pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Jordan Palmer’s bid to win the Bears’ back-up quarterback job officially ended Sunday with the team informing him of his release, according to a league source.

Just like that, the Bears will head toward their Sept. 7 season opener with Jimmy Clausen in the saddle behind Jay Cutler on the quarterback depth chart.

Palmer, who spent the final 10 weeks of last season with the Bears, signed a one-year extension with the team before free agency began in March. But he never did enough to earn the team’s all-important No. 2 role.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:49pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Jimmy Clausen is scheduled to be the first backup quarterback off the bench behind starter Jay Cutler when the Chicago Bears host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an exhibition Thursday night, coach Marc Trestman said Tuesday.

Jordan Palmer was first in relief in the Bears' 34-28 exhibition win over the Eagles on Aug. 8. He is expected to play Thursday, Trestman said.

Trestman implored reporters, as he has done several times during training camp, not to infer from the division of playing time the leader of a position battle.

"You see it every day out here -- they're both making plays," he said of Clausen and Palmer. "They’re competing. I’ve talked to both of them that nothing’s set in stone from last week. We grade them every day. We’re watching all the tape. We’re making the corrections with each of them. It’s still a competition, and they know it."

Palmer was 8-of-11 passing for 104 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Eagles.

Clausen against the Eagles was 7-of-13 passing for 150 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Chris Williams.

Fantasy Impact:

Clausen looks like he's emerging as the Bears QB2.

Brandon Lafell active for Panthers

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:47pm

Panthers Inactives
James Anderson OLB
D.J. Campbell FS
Jimmy Clausen QB
David Gettis WR
Geoff Hangartner C
Jonathan Stewart RB

Fantasy Impact:

WR Brandon LaFell is active for the Panthers. DeAngelo Williams will carry the load with Mike Tolbert worked in with Jonathan Stewart out again.

Monday, November 26, 2012, 7:16pm

Panthers Inactives
Antwan Applewhite DE
Bruce Campbell T
D.J. Campbell FS
Jimmy Clausen QB
James Dockery DB
David Gettis WR
Jason Williams LB

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 2:49pm

Panthers Inactives
Joe Adams WR
Jon Beason LB
D.J. Campbell FS
Jimmy Clausen QB
Chris Gamble CB
Geoff Hangartner G
Thomas Keiser DE

Jonathan Stewart inactive for TNF

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:55pm

Panthers Inactives
RB Jonathan Stewart
LB Thomas Davis
OL Byron Bell,
S Colin Jones
OL Mike Pollak
DL Sione Fua
QB Jimmy Clausen

Fantasy Impact:

With Stewart out, look for DeAngelo Williams to play a lot better in a featured role than he did against the Buccaneers in Week 1. Consider him a low-end RB2.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart inactive as expected

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:09pm

Panthers Inactives
QB Jimmy Clausen
S D.J Campbell
RB Jonathan Stewart
C Jeff Byers
T Bruce Campbell
DT Sione Fua
DE Thomas Keiser

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart is indeed out for the Panthers, as we covered earlier. DeAngelo Williams is a great play this week with Mike Tolbert handling more work as well.

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 3:14pm

Panthers Inactives
Jimmy Clausen QB
Jerome Felton RB
Kealoha Pilares WR
Josh Thomas DB
Jason Williams LB
Lee Ziemba T

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 12:52pm

Charlott Observer - [Full Article]

As he assessed his performance in the postgame interview room, Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton said he was "in the business of moving the chains."

Business was bad for Newton and the rest of the Panthers' offense Friday.

Maybe not a 400-point-drop-on-Wall Street bad, but bad enough to give pause to anyone who thought Newton was a shoo-in to win the starting quarterback job.

In his first exhibition start, Newton threw behind and below receivers, often failed to set his feet and looked confused at times in the Panthers' 20-10 loss to Miami.

The No. 1 overall pick completed 7 of 14 passes for 66 yards. He only had one completion to a wide receiver - a 2-yard gain to Armanti Edwards on third-and-9 late in the second quarter.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera would prefer to name a Week 1 starting quarterback before next week's game at Cincinnati, and did not indicate a leader in the competition between Newton and Jimmy Clausen.

Monday, August 15, 2011, 9:56pm

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

The quarterback order remained the same for the Panthers on Monday night, with Jimmy Clausen getting the first reps in team drills, followed by Cam Newton.

It figures to stay that way the rest of this week.

Carolina coach Ron Rivera said again he expects to name his starting quarterback next week before the Panthers' third preseason game at Cincinnati on Aug. 25.

Rivera said the game video of Saturday's 20-10 win over the Giants didn't change his assessment of what he saw from the top two quarterbacks. Both did some good things; both made some mistakes, and there were some mistakes from their offensive teammates that caused the quarterbacks to misfire at times.

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