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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:59:56 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has impressed head coach Marc Trestman with how intelligent and selfless he's been to better the team. Trestman also said he's been impressed with Cutler's skillset and football smarts.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler has had QB1 potential his whole career, but hasn't really had that perfect season yet or proven he's worthy of QB1 status. He played well last year before an ankle injury, but it's best to draft him as a QB2 for now.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:38:22 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler believes he's more familiar with second-year head coach Marc Trestman's offense. Cutler said he should be able to think less and play faster now that he's become more acquainted with concepts and formations.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler is quarterbacking one of the more potent offenses in the NFL this year. He should be drafted as a high-end QB2 with QB1 potential.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:33:32 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has made tremendous strides cleaning up his fundamentals this offseason, according to quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh. "I've seen incredible progress," Cavanaugh said. "When we got in here last year & evaluated him we had a real good conversation with him about certain things that every quarterback should do. We said, 'Jay it might not be natural, but we want you to try it.' And he did"
"To his credit, he's taken every suggestion we've given and he's embraced it. From how he holds the ball to how he lines up in the`Gun' pre-snap to how he drops back, to his throwing base to his follow-through. Every little fundamental we've talked to him about, he's embraced, and it's like night & day."
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:57:35 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said QB Jay Cutler has made his durability a priority this offseason, and the quarterback has become bigger and stronger as a result. "He's bigger, he's stronger than a year ago, and he has really focused on staying physically well for the entire season. That's No. 1 -- we've got to keep him standing, keep him safe. And we see the improvements he's made in working on different issues in his mechanics, and I think he's feeling very comfortable back there in Year 2," Trestman said.
Fantasy Tip: If it weren't for Cutler's penchant to miss chunks of games each season due to injury, he'd be a no-doubt QB1 with plenty of upside. In Chicago's pass-happy offense with arguably two of the best and most physical wide receivers in the league, there still is upside from Cutler, but it comes with plenty of risk. He's a low-end QB1 that needs to be paired with a capable backup.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:02:44 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler restructured his deal Thursday, March 27, to free up $4 million in salary cap space.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:51:20 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will receive $8,041 as part of the NFL's performance-based pay distribution. Cutler will receive the money in 2016.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:47:38 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is training with WR Alshon Jeffery and WR Marquess Wilson as his FitSpeed Athletic Performance training center in Florida. QB Jay Cutler is expected to join the trio next week.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:10:34 -0800
Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, the GM that pulled off the trade to acquire QB Jay Cutler in 2009, said Cutler has all the tools except for the fact that he isn't clutch. "Has all the physical tools, but inconsistent in the clutch," Angelo wrote. "Mostly due to a lack of poise. He's not comfortable reading defenses and consequently locks onto a favorite or pre-determined target, that may or may not be the right choice. The less he's asked to see the better he is. A better half field general, than a full field one."
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:12:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's new deal with the team is expected to eclipse the $17.6 million Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford signed last off season. The deal also includes $50 million in guaranteed money.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:03:38 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's new deal averages $18 million per year for the first three years of his contract.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 07:36:31 -0800
The Chicago Bears re-signed QB Jay Cutler to a seven-year deal. Terms have not been disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler has an excellent cast of talent around him and should be a solid QB1 if you miss out on the top 3 early in drafts in 2014.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:30:28 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said Tuesday, Dec. 31, in a radio interview that his representation and the club will try and work on a new deal so he can remain with the team, but he is still uncertain about his future in Chicago. "We'll find equal ground. We'll get it worked out," Cutler said. "I don't know when it's going to happen. And eventually it might not happen. But we're going to take a crack at it, I'm sure."
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:58:18 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is confident that he'll reach an agreement with the team on a multi-year contract before the start of the 2014 NFL league year March 11. "I'm confident in our ability (to get a deal done), and (in Bears general manager) Phil (Emery) and (team Chairman) George (McCaskey) and everyone over there that we'll find equal ground and get it worked out," Cutler said. "I don't know when it's going to happen, and eventually, it might not happen. But we're going to take a crack at it for sure."
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:11:59 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was reconfirmed the starter for Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Tip: The matchup against Green Bay isn't terrible, but Cutler hasn't hit full stride in a season that was interrupted by injuries. He has the weapons, but the offensive line took a step back in Week 16. Consider him a low-end QB1 if you're still playing.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:21:18 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was lifted midway through the fourth quarter of a blowout loss in Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Cutler stuck around long enough to throw a touchdown and set the franchise record for the most passing yards in team history.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:58:06 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team has not ruled out the possibility of placing the franchise tag on QB Jay Cutler in the offseason.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:56:55 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said he's not feeling pressure heading into the team's Week 16 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. "No, I feel pretty good," Cutler said. "I feel kind of at ease. We've got a real good plan this week I think. The guys on offense are playing at about as high of a level as I think you could play around me, so it makes it easy for me. Just find the open guy."
Fantasy Tip: Cutler is facing a 31st ranked Eagles pass defense, which should bode well for his upside in championship weekend. Consider him a midrange QB1.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:46:19 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts for 265 yards for three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns. He also tested his ankle by running three times for 11 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler looked good against a solid pass defense, and made it through with no apparent setbacks from the ankle injury which kept him out for four games. Cutler is a must-start fantasy option heading into Week 16.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:01:12 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) is being listed as probable for Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns.
Fantasy Tip: Remember, Cutler hasn't played since Week 10, so there may be a rust factor. The Browns are no slouch on defense, either, and Joe Haden will do his best to shut down Brandon Marshall, Cutler's favorite target. It's somewhat risky to rely on Cutler with a lot on the line.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:22:52 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:19:40 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) will start in the team's Week 15 game.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler has a somewhat decent match up against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15, but still use caution until he shows he is back to full strength.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:21:35 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) participated in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 12. Cutler is expected to start in the team's Week 15 game.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:48:30 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:17:40 -0800
The Chicago Bears likely will allow QB Jay Cutler to hit the free-agent market this offseason unless he is willing to accept a team-friendly contract.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:30:08 -0800
The Chicago Bears plan to put QB Jay Cutler (ankle) through a full-speed workout Wednesday, Dec. 11, before making a decision on whether he will start over QB Josh McCown in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns. "We'll have receivers there afterwards. We'll work him through drops, redirect him in the pocket, move him up and down and get as much suddenness out of him as we can," head coach Marc Trestman said. "He's gone through the first steps (of being cleared to play) other than this workout. He's been cleared from a standpoint of allowing us to work him at full speed."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:43:29 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said the team will name a starting quarterback Thursday, Dec. 12, after QB Jay Cutler (ankle) participates in the team's walkthrough Wednesday, Dec. 11. Trestman said he is optimistic that Cutler will be able to play Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait a day or two before finding out who will start. Cutler likely would be a low-end No. 1 quarterback if he is able to return to the lineup. Josh McCown should be considered a solid No. 1 quarterback if he keeps the job.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:05:33 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said QB Jay Cutler (ankle) is still the team's starting quarterback. Cutler will have to practice in full this week in order to play in Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler has torn ligaments in the ankle, and his mobility might be limited when he returns. If Cutler is a sitting duck in the pocket, it's hard to envision him being very effective.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:53:50 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 9. He is now 2-0 on Monday Night Football this season, and he has 11 touchdowns and just one interception in place of the injured QB Jay Cutler.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:20:08 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared DL Christian Tupou, DL Cornelius Washington, OT James Brown, QB Jay Cutler, OT Jonathan Scott, LB Lance Briggs, SS Sean Cattouse inactive for Week week.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:26:19 -0800
The Chicago Bears are hoping QB Jay Cutler (ankle) will be able to play in their Week 15 game.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:32:14 -0800
The Tennessee Titans could have Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler on their radar if he leaves the Bears. Cutler is believed to be interested in returning to Tennessee if he is out in Chicago.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:17:35 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) and LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 7, and have been ruled out for Week 14. FS Anthony Walters (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OG Kyle Long (ankle) and SS Major Wright (hamstring) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:02:58 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) sat out of practice to rest Saturday, Dec. 7. His status for Week 15 is uncertain.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:50:35 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Dec. 6. QB Jay Cutler (ankle) and S Anthony Walters (groin) were limited. OG Kyle Long (ankle) and S Major Wright (hamstring) practiced in full.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:27:53 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) will "absolutely" play when he's cleared to play in games, according to head coach Marc Trestman. The team is hoping he can return next week or the week after.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:45:50 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has been ruled out of the team's Week 14 game.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:40:37 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:13:10 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has yet to be cleared to return to practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Tip: All signs point to another start for Josh McCown. The way he's played, the Bears don't really have a reason to rush Cutler back. Cutler may return in Week 15, but don't put your chips on it.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:02:23 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team doesn't want to use the franchise tag on QB Jay Cutler. "With the franchise tag being so high for the quarterback position, to use it and not sign the individual to a long-term deal hurts the team because you lose the ability to prorate the amount of guaranteed salary over the length of the contract," Emery said.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:49:58 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) said he's been feeling better, but head coach Marc Trestman is still referring to him as "week-to-week." Cutler was hoping to return in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. "Getting better," Cutler said. "Still got to talk to the doctors, gotta go through some stuff this week. I don't know. I think if we're gonna have any shot at playing, I'm gonna have to practice (this week). I still feel like I'm gonna get back here really soon. I want to play. It's just the trainers and doctors and going through the scenario we've got to go through." Cutler said he ran on a treadmill and felt fine Monday, Dec. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Don't count on Cutler being ready for Monday Night Football. Josh McCown has looked just fine in Cutler's absence and has a nice matchup on hand against the Cowboys, making him a midrange QB1 play.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:20:36 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) said he hopes to play Week 14 but has not been cleared to play at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to monitor Cutler's practice participation this week to see if he has any chance to play. If he is able to play, he would be a risky low-end No. 1 quarterback because he is coming back from injury. Josh McCown would get another start if Cutler remains out and should be considered a solid No. 1 quarterback option.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:39:11 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared FS Anthony Walters, DL Cornelius Washington, OT James Brown, QB Jay Cutler, OT Jonathan Scott, LB Lance Briggs, SS Major Wright inactive for Week 13.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:17:58 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle), LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) and FS Anthony Walters (groin) have been ruled out for Week 13. DT Stephen Paea (toe), DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin), FS Derrick Martin (hamstring) and SS Major Wright (hamstring) are listed as questionable. PK Robbie Gould (illness) is listed as probable. Paea and Ratliff fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29. Martin and Wright were limited during practice while the other players did not participate in practice.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:19:07 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has been ruled out for the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:04:58 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler wouldn't be upset if the team opts to use the franchise tag on him next season. The franchise tag for quarterbacks is expected to pay around $16.2 million for the 2014 season.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:24:36 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) said he hopes to be able play in the team's Week 14 or Week 15 game. He said he definitely will be able to play again this season.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:53:47 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said QB Jay Cutler (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.
Fantasy Tip: Josh McCown likely will receive another start and can be a starting option for owners this week.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:38:35 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared DL Cornelius Washington, OT James Brown, QB Jay Cutler, DL Jeremiah Ratliff, OT Jonathan Scott, LB Lance Briggs, DL Stephen Paea inactive for Week 12.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:54:18 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle), LB Lance Briggs (shoulder), DT Stephen Paea (toe) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) have been ruled out for Week 12. S Craig Steltz (concussion) is questionable. CB Isaiah Frey (hand), OT Jordan Mills (quadriceps), LS Patrick Mannelly (calf) and DE Shea McClellin (hamstring) are probable. Cutler, Briggs and Paea did not practice Friday, Nov. 22. Steltz and Ratliff were limited while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:31:12 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) had the hard cast removed from his left ankle and was wearing a brace Wednesday, Nov. 20.