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Agent says free-agent QB Jay Cutler wants to continue playing, not looking to retire

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Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler want’s to continue playing and the free agent has no plans to retire at this time, his agent told ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

“He never has mentioned retirement to me,” agent Bus Cook told Schefter. “Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league.”

Cutler, who turns 34 on Saturday, was released by the Chicago Bears in March. The 11-year veteran endured a long list of injuries during his eight seasons in Chicago, including a torn labrum that required surgery in December.

He played in just five games last season because of thumb and shoulder injuries.

While Cutler left the Bears as the team’s record holder in career completions, completion percentage, passing yards, touchdown passes and rating, he’ll likely be remembered for his .500 record and for leading the franchise to just one playoff appearance.

Cutler threw 109 interceptions in 102 regular-season games for Chicago, including a career-worst 26 picks in 2009 after the team paid a hefty price to acquire him from the Denver Broncos.

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