I feel bad that I've been out of pocket for a while, but I was working on a feature about Bulls guard Derrick Rose. That story published earlier today.
But, if you're not interested in the Bulls, here's some Bears news. Quarterback Jay Cutler told me Saturday that the Bears are going to start workouts soon. He wouldn't specify a date, but he said the offensive players are "locked and loaded." He also had a funny comment about why defensive players aren't included.
Here's a link to the story.
Cutler's had a lot going on, but he looked to be in good shape, and he told me his knee is "ready to go."
When I talked to him about a month ago, Cutler downplayed the need to hold player-only workouts. But he seemed serious yesterday.
"It wasn't necessary [before]," Cutler said. "But now is the time for everyone to kind to get together, and brush it off, and we're going to do that here in the next couple of weeks."
He also addressed the selection of Gabe Carimi, and he talked about his fundraiser to benefit the Jay Cutler Foundation.
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