Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/29/13

Word is that Jay Cutler isn’t likely to return to the Chicago Bears. A source close to Mark Block, the head of both the Mark Block agency and the Jay Cutler Foundation told The Sports Bank this morning that the Chicago Bears are likely to move in a different direction. This information was brought to my attention today before the home loss to the Green Bay Packers in the regular season finale. The defeat obviously eliminated Cutler and the Chicago Bears from playoff contention. It’s very public knowledge that Bears GM Phil Emery is not a huge fan of Jay Cutler. That’s not news. And it appears the team feels that a four year body of work suffices for evaluation. Jay has had four different offensive coordinators during that span. The source also indicated that the organization will likely move to retain Josh McCown and focus on rebuiidling the defense in the NFL draft in May. There was no indication that the Bears are interested in drafting a quarterback in 2014. The source also said that the Bears are possibly interested in pursuing Matt Schaub until later) Per Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the Houston Texans have a practical way to escape Schaub’s contract in the off-season. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and RSS Catch him Tuesdays talking Illini and Northwestern for KOZN 1620 The Zone, Fridays talking Chicago Bears for WAOR 95.7 The Fan The post Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears likely parting ways appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.

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