"It's not always been easy," Cutler said. "There's been some ups and downs. There's been some bad years; there's been some good years. I think it makes me appreciate the moment I'm in even more, with the offensive weapons we have, with the type of leadership we have from the front office, with the type of coaching staff we have with the play calling and our [offensive] install. It makes me happy I'm here."
The Bears also signed cornerback
Terms were not disclosed, but the deal for the 30-year-old Cutler is reportedly worth nearly $18 million per year over the first three years and includes at least $50 million guaranteed.
Henderson was booked into jail Wednesday and released Thursday on $12,000 bail. He has a court appearance scheduled March 3 on charges of second- and third-degree driving while intoxicated and test refusal; possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; and violation of a limited driver license.
Kevin Gilbride has retired as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
The 62-year-old Gilbride, a veteran of 39 years in coaching, said he wants to devote more time to his family.
"It's hard to say, 'It's time,"' Gilbride said. "To finally do it, it's a very unnatural feeling. I've been telling my wife [Debbie] for years I was going to do it. She moved back to Rhode Island, so I've been by myself in the hotel for three or four years. I knew this was it and I was going to do it. I finally pulled the trigger. But it's difficult."
Gilbride spent the last decade with the Giants, winning two Super Bowls, but was under pressure this season because of New York's inconsistent performance on offense.
Former Minnesota punter
In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that Coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe's outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.
Kluwe also says former Vikings coach
Hours later, Priefer issued a statement disputing Kluwe's portrayal of the events.
"I want to be clear that I do not tolerate discrimination of any type and am respectful of all individuals," Priefer said. "I personally have gay family members who I love and support just as I do any family member."
The Vikings said in a statement that they take the allegations "very seriously and will thoroughly review this matter."