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Jay Cutler concerned about Jordan Palmer revealing Bears’ inside info

jay-cutlerJordan Palmer spent all of training camp and most of the preseason with the Chicago Bears before he was released on Monday. The 30-year-old backup quarterback was quickly signed by the Buffalo Bills, who happen to be playing the Bears in the first week of the season. Coincidence? Perhaps, but Jay Cutler doesn’t seem thrilled about it.

Earlier this week, Cutler told reporters that Palmer will definitely be able to give the Bills some information on the ins and outs of Chicago’s offense.

“It’s not an ideal situation,” he said, via Dan Widerer of The Chicago Tribune. “It’s not exactly what you’d want. He can give them a few things I’m sure. He’ll be meeting with (Bills defensive coordinator Jim) Schwartz pretty much immediately.”

The Bears can make adjustments, but you can’t change an entire offseason’s worth of work for one opponent. They’ll do their best to disguise some plays and formations, but Cutler said the Bills will probably know what’s coming in certain situations.

“He knows snap counts, some of the stuff we do with some of our checks, what plays we like,” Cutler explained. “But they still have to defend it. So I don’t think we’ll change much if anything. Maybe a few tweaks here and there. But we’ll just have to go play football.”

Bills head coach Doug Marrone said signing Palmer had nothing to do with Buffalo’s Week 1 opponent.

“I’m not part of that, ‘Hey, let’s bring the guy in and get information and things like that,’” he told Syracuse.com on Wednesday. “I think that’d be very disrespectful to Jordan if I did that, honestly.”

If any team can handle making adjustments on the fly, it should be the Bears. Marc Trestman, who is often referred to as “The Quarterback Whisperer,” is an offensive genius. He should have plenty of tricks up his sleeve to keep the Bills guessing.

H/T Eye on Football

Jay Cutler to have MRI on groin injury; Bears to sign Jordan Palmer

Jay Cutler groin

The Chicago Bears may be preparing to be without Jay Cutler for a while.

Cutler left Sunday’s 45-41 loss at the Washington Redskins early in the second quarter with a groin injury and was replaced by backup quarterback Josh McCown. Bears coach Marc Trestman said after the game that Cutler will have an MRI on his groin Monday. NFL Network reporter Mike Silver said two sources told him that Cutler’s injury could be bad.

In response to Cutler’s injury, the Bears are preparing to bring back quarterback Jordan Palmer. The team signed Palmer in mid-August during training camp and cut him a few weeks later. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported that Palmer will be re-signed. The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs confirmed that Palmer will be with the team on Monday.

Palmer, a former 6th-round pick out of UTEP, has spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars organizations.

The Bears are entering a bye week, so if Palmer is coming in on Monday it’s fair to speculate the team expects to be without Cutler for some time.