Chicago Bears News: Jay Cutler Holds Private Workout, More


Good morning Bears’ fans, and welcome to the latest installment of Bear Dawn, Chicago Bears news and notes from across the web for Thursday, July 9th, 2015.

Quarterback Jay Cutler finished up his private workout with receivers Martellus Bennett, Eddie Royal and rookie Kevin White on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The four worked-out together all week at Cutler’s alma-mater of Vanderbilt. Bennett even posted a picture of the group to his Instagram page.

With Royal and White both being new and important additions to the offense, it is very nice to see them getting extra work in with Cutler. While it may be nothing, there is a very notable admission to this workout group. Where is Bears’ number one receiver Alshon Jeffery? Well, it appears that he is working out with former Bears’ WR Brandon Marshall, who the team traded to the New York Jets this off season.

Now, this does not mean that the Jeffery is fighting with Cutler, he does not like him or anything at all, but it is a little bit odd. I do not understand why he would rather work-out with a former teammate as opposed to getting more acclimated with guys he is going to battle with. It is probably nothing, I simply do not understand it.

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I came across a piece from Matt Eurich of Bleacher Report that I found interesting. Eurich does a “Defensive Position-by-Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis.” With a fair amount of turnover, and the transition to the 3-4 defense, there are many unanswered questions surrounding the Bears defense. Eurich does a nice job of breaking down all of the competitors at each position.

With help from our very own Boomer, our friends over at Death Valley Voice took a look at former LSU, and current Bears’ defensive lineman, Ego Ferguson.

The Bears’ official website is currently running profiles on the coaching staff. On Wednesday, they profiled new running backs coach Stan Drayton. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains have also been checked in on.

Hub Arkish of Chicago Football writes an interesting piece on Bears rookie center Hroniss Grasu, who is looking to “be the center of a rebuild.” I voiced my opinion on Grasu needing to be the Bears’ starting center earlier this off season.

Last by not least, Jake Perper of Bears Backer takes an inside look at the Bears’ running back position. Matt Forte is still the man, but there is an impressive group right behind him, led by rookie Jeremy Langford.

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