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The Bear’s Den: August 7, 2017, Cutler Takes His Body Language To South Beach

Jay Cutler’s back, leaving the broadcast booth for the trendy beaches of Miami...

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 Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is sacked by linebacker Cameron wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins and fumbles at Sun Life Stadium on November 18, 2010 in Miami, Florida.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Since Jay Cutler has joined the Miami Dolphins, Windy City Gridiron is officially handing off the “World Famous Jay Cutler Debate” to our good friends over at SBNation’s ThePhinsider, our Miami Dolphins site. We pass the debate over to them with our heartfelt gratitude and our deepest condolences.



Bernstein: Don’t Read Too Much Into Jay Cutler’s Return - CBS Chicago - It will be a fool's errand to use any of Cutler's Dolphins stint to reinterpret his Bears tenure.

Morrissey: The eternal Jay Cutler argument is about to be settled - Chicago Sun-Times - Miami will tell us, finally, if he's good or bad.

Ken’s Note: Now that we have that cleared up (thanks Mr. Bernstein & Mr. Morrissey)

Nogle: Dolphins sign Jay Cutler - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according to multiple media reports. The deal is expected to pay Cutler $10 million for this season. The Dolphins were in...

Western: Jay Cutler returns to football, agrees to contract with the Dolphins - Acme Packing Company
Retirement was short-lived for Cutler, who now heads to Miami.

LeGere: Ex-Bears QB Cutler signs with Dolphins - Daily Herald
Jay Cutler, who spent the past eight seasons as the Bears' quarterback, has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cutler will replace injured Dolphins starter Ryan Tannehill, who suffered a left knee injury that could require surgery and be season-ending.

Boden: Former Bears QB Jay Cutler comes out of retirement to reunite with Adam Gase in Miami - CSN Chicago
Jay Cutler's broadcasting career is being put on hold after agreeing to a one-year deal to reunite with Adam Gase in Miami.

Jahns: Former Bears QB Jay Cutler to sign deal with Dolphins - Chicago Sun-Times
Jay Cutler's not retiring after all. The former Bears quarterback will sign a one-year deal with the Dolphins, according to multiple reports.

Potash: Back already? Jay Cutler ends 'retirement' to join Adam Gase, Dolphins - Chicago Sun-Times
The move reunites Cutler with Adam Gase, the Dolphins head coach who was the Bears’ offensive coordinator in 2015.

Kwiecinski: Dolphins, Jay Cutler agree to 1-year deal - Bears Wire
Jay Cutler is back in the NFL. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former Bears quarterback will come out of a brief retirement to sign a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. https://twitter.

Perez: What the Miami Dolphins should expect from Jay Cutler in 2017 - Bears Wire
A look at what the Miami Dolphins should expect from former Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler in 2017

Florio: Jay Cutler, Adam Gase reunion could mean good things for Dolphins – ProFootballTalk
From the moment Dolphins coach Adam Gase aggressively defended quarterback Jay Cutler in May, it was clear that Gase had emerged from his one year of coaching Cutler with a willingness to do it again. Now, Gase will.

Florio: Cutler’s departure likely won’t change much for FOX – ProFootballTalk
For a change, a high-profile employee is leaving FOX absent a pending sexual harassment investigation. So what does it mean to have NFL analyst Jay Cutler gone before he ever even arrived? Probably nothing. FOX assigned Cutler to a three-man booth, with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.


DeWitt: Chicago Bears "Family Fest" Insight & Analysis (Practice No. 9) - Da Bears Brothers
In this episode, Da Bears Brothers share their firsthand account of the annual Chicago Bears family fest including their top takeaways from practice.

Finley: Victor Cruz impressed by Mitch Trubisky's eagerness - Chicago Sun-Times

The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ performance at their Family Fest scrimmage at Soldier Field:

Finley: Three Bears who stood out at Family Fest - Chicago Sun-Times
The Soldier Field exhibition was about more than bullet-dodging. Here are three players that stood out, and why:

Perez: Bears receive encouraging QB play at annual Family Fest scrimmage - Bears Wire
Despite questions surrounding quarterback in Chicago, the Bears received encouraging play from Mike Glennon and Mitchell Trubisky

Perez: What to expect from Bears TE Adam Shaheen in 2017 - Bears Wire
A preview of what fans can expect from Chicago Bears rookie TE Adam Shaheen in 2017

Mayer's Sunday notebook: Fangio on defense -
Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has been pleased with Leonard Floyd's development this summer and expects the second-year pro to be "a damn good player."

Edholm: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace facing pressure, but some of it is unfair - Pro Football Weekly
Bears GM has done good work, needs more time to be judged

Stankevitz: What Dowell Loggains wants to see out of Mitch Trubisky in Thursday’s preseason opener - CSN Chicago
Mitch Trubisky's development will take an important step this week when the Bears open preseason play against the Denver Broncos.

Boden: Bears draftees going fo(u)rth in punt return competition - CSN Chicago
Bryce Callahan and Cre'Von LeBlanc are still getting opportunities to return punts in practice, but a pair of fourth-round rookies likely have the inside track.


Wilner: Pro Football Hall of Fame president envisions football 'Disney World' in Canton - Chicago Tribune
David Baker's vision is coming to fruition, as anyone who attended this week's events that make up the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement week can attest.

Bergman: Niners LB Malcolm Smith (pectoral) out for season -
The San Francisco 49ers' vaunted front seven lost a key member on Saturday. Niners linebacker Malcolm Smith is out for the season with a torn pectoral.

Alper: Tim Tebow, Kyle Orton among QBs Dolphins considered – ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins signed Jay Cutler on Sunday, ending speculation about what move they would make at the quarterback position in the wake of Ryan Tannehill re-injuring his left knee during practice last week. Cutler wasn't the only name under consideration by the team.

Smith: Falcons’ Jalen Collins busted for PEDs for second time, suspended 10 games – ProFootballTalk
Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins is suspended for PEDs. Again. Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, the Falcons announced today.


Gates: Rashod Hill’s Agent Says He’s Healthy - Daily Norseman
Apparently he won’t be missing any time

Wagner: Offensive playmakers shine during Packers’ Family Night, but questions remain on special teams - Acme Packing Company
Individuals on offense and special teams highlight the first live look at the 2017 Packers.


Link: Predicting The Fifty-Three - Windy City Gridiron
Each WCG writer is going to predict the Bears 53-man roster...and the loser must do the winner’s bidding.

Sunderbruch: Jay Cutler’s Retirement Intercepted: Gunslinger Headed to Miami - Windy City Gridiron
While some Chicago fans will adopt an attitude of "don’t care" regarding the QB’s revived career, it’s still important to note that the most prolific passer in Bears history is set to take the...


PowerTool: Insights From a Family Fest Attendee (with link to pictures) - Windy City Gridiron
This is a very short practice with few impressions to be made on limited snaps. That said, I saw some interesting things I took note of.

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