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Chicago Tribune Dec 22, 2014
Jay Cutler's benching lasted exactly five days.
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Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago Dec 22, 2014
Marc Trestman benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Then mysterious circumstances -- the team's announcement that Clausen was ruled out after suffering a concussion Sunday in which delayed symptoms surfaced Monday -- called for Trestman to go back to Cutler for the season-finale at Minnesota. Trestman mentioned that Cutler gives the Bears the best chance to win, which is absolutely true.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 22, 2014
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears' lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion.
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago Dec 24, 2014
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Nothing tangible remains to play for Sunday in the season-finale at Minnesota, but Jay Cutler plans to muster up investment for "the guys in the locker room" in what could wind up being his last game as quarterback of the Chicago Bears. "The guys that have been in the huddle all year long that I’ve been with, those are the guys I’ll play for this week," Cutler said. Signed to a seven-year contract worth $126.7 million last January, Cutler takes over as the starter after being benched last week in favor of Jimmy Clausen, who on Monday was diagnosed with a concussion.
Northwest Herald Dec 24, 2014
LAKE FOREST – In one week, Jay Cutler went from being benched, to watching from the sideline as Jimmy Clausen's backup to back in the starter's role, preparing for the Bears' season finale in Minnesota.
Rotoworld Dec 22, 2014
With Jimmy Clausen (concussion) sidelined, Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears in Week 17.
FFToday Dec 22, 2014
Bears shuffle the deck at QB again Bears will start Jay Cutler at QB in season finale Sunday at Vikings. (Brad Biggs on Twitter) FF Today's Take: Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion in Week 16 and won't be available so the Bears will turn back to Cutler in the final game of the season. Despite the inconsistent play, Cutler and his main targets will be back on the fantasy radar for Week 17.