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- If John Elway was in charge of the Broncos in 2009, he probably wouldn't have let Jay Cutler go, because "talent like that doesn't come around all that often." (Chicago Sun-Times)
- Bears president Ted Phillips remains "optimistic at heart" that the labor impasse will be fixed before any regular season games are canceled. (ChicagoBears.com)
- Though the Bears won't pick up Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in the draft, they still need to scout him, as there's a good chance they will see him twice a year on the Vikings. (CSN Chicago)
- Want a snapshot of how canceled games could affect the economy? National chain Buffalo Wild Wings makes roughly 10-percent of their revenue on NFL Sundays, so lost football games would devalue their stocks by at least $5. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune via ESPN NFC North)
- Ready for a crazy idea for a Bears backup QB? What about ... Rex Grossman? (*Grizzly Detail has floated this idea before, to almost universal scorn.) (Windy City Gridiron)
- If you're in the market for a home owned by not one but two former Bears, do we have a deal for you. Juaquin Iglesias is selling his home, which he bought from Dusty Dvoracek, in Lake Villa for just under $335,000. (Chicago Tribune)