The end to the Jay Cutler era in Chicago is coming to a quiet close, with Cutler reportedly being informed of his release in advance of the 2017 NFL league year beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday ( follow all the action in our live blog here ), CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the news on Cutler, which is sort of an “as expected” move . Although Cutler’s contract didn’t make keeping him totally unreasonable from the Bears standpoint, they’ve already decided to sign to-be free agent quarterback Mike Glennon, according to multiple reports, giving Glennon a deal worth $14.5 million per year over three years .

Reports indicated that the Bears tried to trade Cutler ahead of the start of the league year, but that wasn’t going to happen in this market .


Read more at CBS Sports



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