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Jay Cutler expected to call Bears' opener vs. Falcons

FOX is starting off quarterback-turned-TV analyst Jay Cutler with a familiar team to open the NFL season.

Cutler's booth mate Charles Davis said this week that FOX is planning to assign himself, Cutler, and Kevin Burkhardt to the Bears-Falcons Week 1 tilt, in Chicago on Sept. 10.

Cutler played 11 seasons in the NFL, the last of which he quarterbacked the Bears.

It makes sense for FOX to ease Cutler into the season with a team he knows intricately. If the enigmatic quarterback is willing to be open and honest on TV -- unlike some ex-players who are skittish to start their media careers -- Cutler could provide refreshing insight. Given that Cutler's relationship with many fans in Chicago wasn't great during his eight-year run, his comments about his old team will be interesting, if he's willing to share them.

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