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Jay Cutler Says Alshon Jeffrey A 'Natural Catcher'

Jay Cutler made an appearance on ESPN 1000's "The Waddle & Silvy Show" Tuesday. The Bears quarterback raved about rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery's skills and progress throughout camp:

Alshon Jeffery I think is better than we expected ... down the line we have guys who can flat out play football. We knew he had great hands. That was the thing on him, he catches everything, and he did. He's a natural catcher. Big net, you can put it anywhere and he's going to snag it. I think the way he's able to get out of routes, the way he's naturally able to beat press, I think his speed is probably a little bit underrated, he can go get the ball. His jumping ability, being able to time balls and go up and get balls, that's just a natural attribute. A lot of guys have trouble attacking that high point and he does it really well.

Cutler also said that Brandon Marshall's presence will allow Jeffrey to "naturally fit where he fits in." The offensive line has had a "good preseason," according to Cutler - though he hedged against saying J'Marcus Webb has earned the starting left tackle job - and that he thinks the running game is "going to come."

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