Cutler disappointed he can't play in Denver

December, 7, 2011
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Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is disappointed he won't be able to play in Denver for the first time in the regular season against his former team.

Cutler, who was drafted by the Broncos in the first round of the 2006 draft, forced a trade out of Denver in 2009 when Josh McDaniels was hired as coach and reportedly tried to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the New England Patriots. The Bears traded two first-round picks, a third-rounder and quarterback Kyle Orton to acquire Cutler.

"It's disappointing. I was real excited to go back there and play against them," Cutler said Wednesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I know a lot of the guys still on that team. It was going to be fun. Obviously Josh McDaniels isn't there anymore so it's got a little bit different feel for me. But every game I miss it becomes more and more disappointing for me."

Cutler played the Broncos in Denver during the 2009 preseason, but said it would have been different this time with so many new faces.

"I had great times there. I had a lot of fun there," Cutler said. "A lot of the guys that I played with aren't there anymore so it's a whole different crew there, whole different coaches. So it has a different feel. It's not like that first preseason game when I went back there right away and knew pretty much everybody."


Bears quarterback Jay Cutler joined "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000 and discussed a variety of subjects, including his recovery from thumb surgery, Brett Favre and going back to Denver.

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