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Bears’ Bennett, Knox becoming more trustworthy targets for Cutler

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

The Bears' wide receivers are perceived by some to make up a weak position group. Jay Cutler didn't enter the season with a true No. 1 target in the bunch, but offensive coordinator Mike Martz has consistently said the receivers are not the problem for the 30th-ranked offense. Second-year veteran Johnny Knox, who leads Chicago in receptions (37) and yards (672), has emerged as a favorite deep threat for Cutler. Earl Bennett, in his third season, is one of Cutler's preferred options underneath and he has come up with big catches on third downs.

"Earl is kind of our utility guy," Cutler said. "He can do anything for us. He does all the dirty work. … He's our big third-down guy, our slot guy, a guy that we can move around to any position. When he's on the field, you can have comfort that he's going to do the right thing."

Knox, Cutler said, is "getting better and better with his routes."

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