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Jay Cutler on Bushrod signing: 'It makes life easier'

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Jermon Bushrod vs. Eagles.jpgAll the pieces are in place for Jay Cutler after the Bears signed two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett in free agency on Tuesday.

''Not a bad day, huh?'' Cutler said Wednesday morning on ''The Silvy & Waddle Show'' on WMVP-AM.

The key addition for the offense is Bushrod, who gives the Bears their most accomplished left tackle since the Bears signed John Tait in Lovie Smith's first season in 2004.

''It makes life easier. That's for sure,'' Cutler said. ''Not only for me, just for game-planning. When you have a guy like that, you can put him over there and ... you don't have to worry about him and the rest of the line can turn and slide the other way. It's a similar situation in Denver when I had Ryan Clady as a rookie. He made game-planning easy for us.''

Jay Cutler and J'Marcus Webb.jpgCutler also is enthused about the addition of Bennett, who signed a five-year, $20-million contract.

''Extremely athletic guy,'' Cutler said. ''[He] played a lot of basketball growing up so he's kind of got that tight end/basketball pedigree that people want. He's really good friends with [Brandon Marshall], so I was talking to him yesterday. B couldn't be more excited to add him to the team.

''I watched a little highlight reel on him today. Explosive guy. He did a lot more blocking as well with the Giants because of their running game. He's that versatile guy taht can do both really well, which is hard to find.''

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