Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
TMZ.com caught Jay Cutler walking around a Los Angeles mall with his girlfriend Kristen Cavallari on Wednesday and "The Dan Patrick Show" broke it all down on Thursday's show.
Dan's advice to Cutler
"I'm just trying to be the Dr. Phil to give him some advice here. Lay low, in fact lay down. Don't go out. Don't be seen upright."
Cutler, who was wearing sunglasses and what looked to be Chuck Taylor shoes, wasn't asked any questions about his injury during TMZ's video.
Chris Boden and JJ Stankevitz are in Bourbonnais to get a read on the 2017 Bears. Get reaction to the players arriving at Training Camp along with early questions for Bears GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox.
After expressing optimism earlier Wednesday that he wouldn't have a player begin training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, general manager Ryan Pace's first major free agent signing will be held out when practices begin Thursday morning.
For the second straight camp, linebacker Pernell McPhee will be sidelined by a knee problem that's plagued him his first two seasons with the Bears. He'll still be able to attend meetings and receive treatment in Bourbonnais and can be activated at any time.
A year ago, McPhee was coming off knee surgery and was on injured reserve the first six weeks of the season. He'd spent this off-season getting his weight down to decrease stress on the knee, but when physicals and conditioning tests were held Wednesday, the team determined to hold him out. McPhee was actually recovering from offseason labrum surgery, but their announcement only specifically mentioned the knee.
With several other players coming off injuries and being limited during OTAs and minicamp, it's not certain Wednesday night's announcement means McPhee will be the only player starting camp on PUP. Among others, Kyle Long, Zach Miller, Eddie Jackson, and Jeremy Langford were easing their way back from surgeries. Josh Sitton was another, and John Fox revealed Wednesday Sitton won't join the team until Saturday after his wife gave birth.
With McPhee sidelined, two other outside linebackers coming off surgery, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston would be set for more practice time at the position, along with Leonard Floyd, Dan Skuta and Sam Acho.
Thursday's opening practice is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at Olivet Nazarene and will not include pads.