Bear Bites: What's The Back-Up Plan for Cutler?

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on Jay Cutler's expectations, a really big tight end and what the rookies are doing on special teams.

  • Jay Cutler needs to perform to get a big contract next year. But if they let him go, who will the Bears find to quarterback the team? (Chicago Tribune)
  • Veteran tight end Leonard Pope is a really big target for Jay Cutler. No, like really big. Humongous. He's 6-foot-8. Large. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • As has been the norm this pre-season, an injury to one player means an opportunity for another. Kelvin Hayden's injury has opened the door for Isaiah Frey to shine. (ESPN Chicago)
  • Rookies have to make their mark on special teams. Joe DeCamillis has praise for rookies Kyle Long and Jon Bostic. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Jermond Bushrod was able to get back on the field on Tuesday. However, Jonathan Scott's knee issue has persisted. (Chicago Tribune)
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