Among the topics that Chicago Sun-Times writer Brad Biggs covered in his Bears mailbag column was the status of QB Jay Cutler‘s $100,000 workout bonus, which he reportedly forfeited with the Broncos when he failed to show up for voluntary workouts last month.
But Cutler has a fresh start after being traded to the Bears and, because the team hasn’t begun its offseason program, is still eligible to collect on that bonus, Biggs reports:
Yes, Cutler is eligible to earn the $100,000 workout bonus that is a part of the contract the Bears inherited when they traded for Cutler. The contract applies to the Bears and because Cutler was acquired before the start of the club’s voluntary offseason workout program, he’s eligible to cash in. It doesn’t matter what happened with the Broncos, where he had missed out on the mark after missing six days.
Some of the other things that Biggs touched on this week: New OT Orlando Pace recruiting WR Torry Holt to the Bears, the potential for any more “cap casualties” this offseason and the status of the team’s safety position.