Bears Bites: Cutler Takes Extra Reps with Second Team

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In this edition of Bears Bites, we examine an interesting strategy that the Chicago Bears are using with Jay Cutler as training camp gets going in earnest, a new star on the Bears’ special teams unit, and a wide receiver that is turning some heads on the practice fields of Bourbonnais.

-We start out with Jay Cutler, who is the team’s starting quarterback for certain. The interesting thing about his approach to the start of training camp hasn’t been the fact that he’s won that role, but rather that he’s working as much with the second team receivers as he has been. [CSN Chicago]

-The Bears’ defensive line is newly reconfigured for the coming season, and they are playing with a swagger and intensity that has Dan Durkin paying attention. [CBS Chicago]

-Matt Forte knows that running backs historically see a huge drop in production as they get older, but he wants to reverse that trend. [NFL.com]

-Chris Williams came to the Bears looking for a job as a kick returner to replace Devin Hester, but after a slew of great catches, he may just catch on as a more versatile weapon than previously thought. [Daily Herald]

-We alluded to this yesterday in our Reporter’s Notebook, but fans were indeed chanting for punter Pat O’Donnell during Sunday’s practice at Olivet Nazarene University. [Chicago Sun-Times]

-How does Matt Bowen see the Bears’ training camp playing out so far? He weighs in with three observations from the first three days of camp. [Chicago Tribune]

-Finally, it seems like it happens every year that a cornerback from another team decides that he wants to come out and say that he’s the best at his position. This year, it’s New York Jets corner Dee Milliner’s turn. [Shutdown Corner]

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