After acquiring Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans, the club reworked the quarterback's contract. By doing so, the money he could have earned dropped from $24.5 million to $15-20 million over the next two seasons.
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Cutler Benching Prelude To Trade?
NFL Insider Mark Dominik explains how the Chicago Bears could convert QB Jay Cutler's salary and why the decision to bench Cutler and keep him healthy will pay off down the road if Chicago decides to cut or trade Cutler.
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