"He said he felt good," Gase said Tuesday, via ESPN.com. "He is not going to sugarcoat anything with me. It was good that he felt right back in it."
"[He] remembers basically everything with the offense," Gase said. "Basically for him, it's just kind of getting that feel with the rush. It's one thing to throw routes on air and one-on-ones, but to get in there and be able to take some reps with the line in there and to be able to see everything develop and our players' body language and how they run routes, that's the biggest difference for him."
Cutler ended 2016 on injured reserve and underwent shoulder surgery. The 34-year-old said Tuesday his shoulder feels fine after practice.
"My arm's fine," Cutler said. "It doesn't get sore. First of all, we just have to get all the strength and stuff back in it."
"I think a couple more days out here, I'll be back and be 100 [percent]," Cutler said. "The offense is gonna come. I think it's just sitting in the pocket, getting my feet underneath me, just the timing of the game, the rhythm. That kind of stuff is gonna take a little bit of time, but hopefully it comes back pretty quickly.
"... I told Adam thanks for bringing me in. It's fun to be back out."