Jay Cutler returned to practice on Thursday for the Chicago Bears but will not play in the Week 14 contest against the Dallas Cowboys.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman said that Cutler’s return to practice was with the intention of playing in Week 15 adding that he “absolutely” expects the quarterback to play against the Cleveland Browns.
Trestman: QB Jay Cutler will NOT play Monday vs. Cowboys.
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) December 5, 2013
Josh McCown will continue to lead the Bears offense against the Cowboys. With Dallas struggling against the pass McCown becomes a top tier quarterback for those playing Fantasy Football.
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The Chicago Bears have ruled out quarterback Jay Cutler for Monday night’s match up with the Cowboys.
BREAKING: The Bears have ruled out Jay Cutler for the upcoming #MNF game against the Cowboys.
— ESPN Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) December 5, 2013
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Jay Cutler returned to practice for the Chicago Bears on Thursday as Chicago fight to stay alive in the NFC playoff picture.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Cutler tested his ankle injury in various drills.
Despite a career-defining game by wideout Alshon Jeffery on Sunday, The Bears were unable to defeat the Minnesota Vikings.
Despite the Bears tepid .500 record without Cutler on the field, they will start Josh McKown against the Dallas Cowboys on December 9.
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler returned to practice on Thursday, but it doesn’t mean he’ll start this week.
Jay Cutler is back at practice … Could mean Josh McCown’s time as the starter is over. Stay tuned…
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) December 5, 2013
This doesn’t mean Jay Cutler is all of the sudden guaranteed to start over Josh McCown. Again, stay tuned…
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) December 5, 2013
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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears general manager Phil Emery made it clear that they don’t want to place the franchise tag on quarterback Jay Cutler this coming offseason.
General manager Phil Emery said in an online chat Tuesday that paying Cutler under the franchise tag for one season — rather than using it as a means to negotiate a longer deal — would harm the team’s ability to sign other players.
If the Bears place the tag on Cutler they would have to pay him around $16.2 million for 2014, which is a big chunk of change to take away from their cap.
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The Chicago Bears’ Free Safety Chris Conte has been under fire from Bears fans throughout the last few weeks. Chicago sports fans are notorious for never cutting a guy a break, but in this case it is completely unjustified. Despite a lackluster performance versus the Redskins, Conte has been one of the steadiest performers on an unsteady defensive squad; however, Chicago fans have been tearing into his ability this season, which is quite common for Chicago fans. What those faithless fans, closet bloggers and Facebook trolls don’t realize is that Conte has been forced to key on runs and fakes as well as the short passing game and has done an outstanding job in doing so. Instead of supporting their player, fans have made him responsible for the breakdowns on an injury-depleted squad. CBS Chicago’s Adam Hoge reports that GM Phil Emery has also noticed this and while does not make excuses for poor play against Washington, also sees that Bears’ safeties have had to fill-in on a lot of mi…
Marc Trestman’s questionable decision-making in the 23-20 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings obscured Jeffery’s brilliant performance in the Metrodome, in which he caught 12 passes for a team-record 249 yards and two touchdowns. In just his second year in the NFL, Jeffery is only the eighth player in NFL history to have two 200-yard […]
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be heading towards free agency at the end of the 2013 season and the team has made it clear that they aren’t going to negotiate a new deal with Cutler until the new fiscal year starts. However, general manager Phil Emery did not want to commit on Tuesday about Cutler to return via the franchise tag.
Could we be seeing the last of Jay Cutler in a Chicago Bears uniform?
The better Josh McCown looks, the more expendable Jay Cutler becomes in Chicago. With Cutler now 30 years old and injury prone, there are whispers that the Bears may not want to commit huge dollars to Cutler.
The Bears could Franchise Cutler, but according to Around The League, Bears GM Phil Emory doesn’t seem keen on that idea either.
“With the franchise tag being so high for the quarterback position,” Emery wrote during a fan Q&A on the team’s official website, “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.
“Proration lowers the salary cap number in relation to that player’s contract. Obviously the lower the number in relation to the salary cap, the more players you can sign to help your team reach its goals.”
With the Bears looking at a mid first round pick, and a $16.2 millio…
Bears head coach Marc Trestman should take heed.
On October 12, 1997, the Chicago Bears trailed the Green Bay Packers 24-17 with just under two minutes left in regulation when they cut the deficit to 24-23 on a touchdown pass. Head coach Dave Wannstedt called for a two-point conversion that the Bears failed to convert, effectively ending the game.
After the game, Wannstedt explained that he opted for the two-point conversion because he did not want to give Packers quarterback Brett Favre a chance to lead his team to a winning field goal in regulation. This explanation defied basic logic because, whether the Bears had kicked the extra point and tied the game or taken a one-point lead by converting the two-point conversion, Favre still would have had the same opportunity to drive his team for the winning field goal in regulation.
Blunderous decisions and incoherent justifications came to define Wandstedt’s disastrous six-year tenure with the Bears (1993-1998), which ended with a f…
Phil Emery said in an online chat Tuesday that if the Chicago Bears use the franchise tag on Jay Cutler for one season, rather than using it as a means to negotiate a long term deal, it will hurt the Chicago Bears chances of signing other players on their roster. Jay Cutler would get around $16.5 million with the franchise tag.
“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,” Phil Emery wrote on Bears.com, “because you lose the ability to prorate the amount of guaranteed salary over the length of the contract.”
This sounds like Phil Emery wants to get Cutler locked up with a long term deal using the franchise tag as leverage. Some Chicago Bears fans are looking for the team to head in another direction at the QB position with the recent success of Josh McCown. Other fans would argue that Cutler isn’t worth the franchise tag money, and they don’t want him long term.
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't sure if he'll be able to play Monday night against the Cowboys, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.Cutler missed the last two games after spraining his ankle in the Bears' loss to the Lions on November 10th. He wants to return to help push the Bears to the playoffs, but he also noted that he hasn't been fully cleared yet by the team's medical staff.“I still feel like I’m going to get back here relatively soon, but we’ve got to talk to the doctors. I want to play. There’s no doubt about it. I want to play. It’s just the trainers and the doctors and going through the scenario we have to go through," Cutler said.For his part, coach MarcTrestman still considers Cutler week-to-week. They hope to have Cutler back at practice on a limited basis later this week, but no exact day or workload has been determined. “We’ll see how he moves around and we’ll take it from there,” Trestman said.Cutler's replacement, Jo...
The Skinny: Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler continues to make progress as he attempts to return from a high ankle sprain and compensatory groin strain. Cutler is supposed to see team doctors this week to determine if he is cleared to return to the practice field. Cutler’s status remains up in the air.
The Injury: The good news is that no reports I read mention his groin issue anymore, which leads me to believe that the rest and treatment over the last few weeks has done him some good. His mobility on the field once he’s cleared to practice will really be the determining factor on whether he can play this week or not. Remember, Peyton Manning will have played at least 6 weeks without missing time with a more severe high ankle sprain, so it can be played through.
It’s well established that Cutler is not a very mobile QB to begin with, so at the very least we won’t have to worry about his ability to flee the pocket or run spread options or anything. The big thing to worry about is that Cut...
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman explained his decision on Monday to have Robbie Gould try a 47-yard field goal on second-and-seven in overtime Sunday in Minnesota.
Gould missed the field goal by inches wide to the right and the Vikings went on to win the game 23-20 on Blair Walsh’s 34-yard field goal.
“Once we got inside the 30-yard line, we were going to kick it,” Trestman said, via the team’s website. “We were well within Robbie’s range. We ran the ball on first down and got three. We were sitting there on second-and-seven and the ball was in the middle of the field.”
Trestman didn’t want to risk losing a fumble or draw a penalty.
“We were in a great position right there to kick it and finish the game,” Trestman said. “That’s the decision I made in the best interest of the team, and it didn’t work out. I recognize that and I accept accountability for that.”
“The next rush could have put it on the hash mark, and you want to kick it on third down,” he said. “That cou
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reiterated his goal to return for the club’s Dec. 9 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on “Monday Night Football,” but indicated he hasn’t yet received clearance from the team’s medical staff after suffering a severe high ankle sprain on Nov. 10. Just last week, Cutler said “the goal” was to return by Dec. 9. But […]