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Bears rookie DT Gilbert standing out

Rookie admits he's in awe of Cutler

Originally Published: August 2, 2009
By Jerry Bonkowski | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- In hindsight, it was either a huge mistake by the 31 other teams that passed on him, or one of the biggest steals the Bears have had in a long time when Jarron Gilbert was still around in the third round of April's NFL draft.

Gilbert and the Bears prefer the latter explanation.

The Bears didn't have a first- or second-round pick in this year's draft, after trading those picks to Denver for quarterback Jay Cutler. So Gilbert became the team's de facto ...

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