Posts Tagged ‘Jay Cutler’

Tony Romo, Eli Manning profess their readiness

In today’s Three and Out: A pair of NFC East quarterbacks proclaim themselves ready to play; the Seahawks back off any talk of a running back committee.

Bears give Cutler seven-year extension

Faced with the choice of either potentially losing Jay Cutler or placing the franchise tag on him, the Bears decided to saddle up for the long-term haul. The two sides have agreed to a seven-year deal that will keep Cutler in Chicago through 2020. Cutler’s best season with the Bears came in his first year in Chicago (2009) when he threw for 3,666 yards and 27 touchdowns. Not coincidentally, that was the only year in which Cutler played a full 16 games. Injuries have hampered his production in recent seasons, and what’s somewhat surprising about this extension is Chicago has a more than capable backup QB. Josh McCown had five starts in the 2013 season, and e threw two or […]

For those of you still playing in Week 17 …

Till the end: If you’re in one of those die-hard leagues where teams start players through Week 17, give Browns RB Edwin Baker a try. He was in the game on almost every offensive snap during Sunday’s loss to the Jets, and he finished with 17 carries for 64 yards and a TD. Cleveland finishes the season with a road trip to Pittsburgh, whose defense has been leaking yards and points in recent weeks. With so many starters disappointing in Week 16, maybe Baker can give you an unexpected boost to close out the year.   Loyalty program: Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed Jay Cutler will remain the starter in Week 17. Count me in the crowd that says […]

Rodgers in a race against time

Progress? On Thursday, Aaron Rodgers — still recovring from a busted collarbone — said he would “need to take the majority of the reps” in Friday’s practice if we expect to see him on the field against the Cowboys. He reportedly looked and felt better today than he did earlier in the week. Rodgers owners simply need to pay close attention to this situation throughout the weekend, but even if he does return, he isn’t on auto-start status. It’s going to take him at least a week to get back up to speed. Use your backup plan, unless it’s a God-awful one. Back to our guy: Jay Cutler has been named Chicago’s Week 15 starter. Josh McCown averaged over 350 […]

Browns down to last resort at QB?

Last resort: The Browns lost in embarrassing fashion at home to the Jaguars in Week 13. And while Brandon Weeden made some costly errors, he wasn’t really the main reason they lost this time. Josh Gordon gave Weeden a big assist in his big day, but now Weeden is under concussion protocol, which means it’s very possible the team will start newly acquired QB Alex Tanney, who is better known for his entertaining trick shot mastery than any NFL success. Tanney is the only healthy QB on Cleveland’s roster right now, so if you happen to have any experience playing QB and aren’t predisposed this Sunday. you might want to send your résumé down to the folks in Berea, OH. Anyhow, […]

Texans stick with Keenum, Peterson ailing

  Case not closed: So, the Texans didn’t need much time to declare Case Keenum will start in Week 12 against the Jaguars. “I’ve got total confidence in him,” said coach Gary Kubiak. Except most of his fantasy owners don’t anymore after the inexplicably poor performance against a Raiders secondary that doesn’t exactly terrify opposing quarterbacks. If you own Keenum, I’m sorry. I really don’t know what to tell you, other than the Jags defense presents a good opportunity for him to get back on track. Nonetheless, keep your other options as open as possible. I wouldn’t start Keenum this week unless I had absolutely zero alternatives. Have a seat, Jay: The Bears have already ruled out Jay Cutler (ankle, […]

Martin hoping to play, Harvin still out

Martin may play again? Bucs head coach Greg Schiano said Doug Martin will return to action this season only if doctors believe he can’t do further damage to his shoulder. Martin will eventually need surgery to repair the torn labrum he suffered in his shoulder, but he is hoping to play through the pain for the rest of this season and delay the surger until the offseason. However, I still think it’s unlikely Martin returns until 2014. The Bucs are still searching for their first win of the season, and not much can be gained by risking further injury to the centerpiece of their offense going forward. If you own Martin, don’t hesitate to dump him if a more productive […]

Cutler among injury-marred Week 7 victims

Cutler among those injured in Week 7: What a rough week for a number of fantasy staples, if not superstars. Sam Bradford and Reggie Wayne both had torn ACLs. Brian Cushing had disgusting and unimaginable injuries to his knee. Jermichael Finley suffered a concussion and was in ICU through most of Monday. Doug Martin may or may not be out for the year depending on whether you believe Greg Schiano. And as long as we’re at it, let’s just add Jay Cutler to the list. Bears head coach Marc Trestman told reporterson  Monday that Cutler will miss “a minimum” of four weeks with a torn groin muscle and will be “week to week” after that point. Trestman said Cutler told him he […]

49ers’ Vernon Davis running deep

Allow me this obvious statement, but the 49ers are going to need somebody to step up with Michael Crabtree out. And Vernon Davis is the guy I like to step up.

The Real World’s missing season: Real World NFL

“The Real World” debuts its 28th season on Wednesday night. But what would happen if seven NFL players were picked to live in a house, stopped being polite and started getting real.

NFL fantasy football: Jay Cutler to run read option?

In today’s Three and Out: Will Jay Cutler run the read option?; Danny Amendola and Jamaal Charles could have multiple roles this season.

NFL fantasy football: Marc Trestman could be a mixed bag in Chicago

Marc Trestman’s hire by the Chicago Bears could mean plenty of attempts and yardage for Jay Cutler…but it could also mean plenty of interceptions.

Madden curse watch week 17: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Week 17 has finally arrived. The Detroit Lions will not be returning to the playoffs, and since Calvin Johnson has already claimed the record for receiving yards in a single, the Lions looked to play spoiler to the playoff hopes of their division rival Chicago Bears.

49ers look to trap Bears on ‘Monday Night Football’

The San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears in a highly anticipated matchup among two of the league’s best teams. Both teams are coming off of disappointing performances in their prior outing; San Francisco is coming off of a frustrating tie against St. Louis, and Chicago lost a sloppy 13-6 slugfest against Houston. With Alex Smith out, it becomes especially important that the 49ers gets their ground game on track to make things easier on second-year QB Colin Kaepernick as he makes his first NFL start. Behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, the 49ers lead the NFL averaging 170.2 rushing yards per game on a staggering 5.61 yards per carry, and look to exploit a Bears defense that has had […]

Fantasy football: Tim Tebow could still get a shot

Could New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow still get his shot as a starter regardless of what Rex Ryan wants?

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