An NFL insider tells PFW that the Redskins would love to get rid of the disappointing Donovan McNabb, who is out of shape and not working well with the Shanahans.
Brad Maynard's punt late in the fourth quarter earned him special-teams player of the week honors, and Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers also stood out in Chicago's win over Buffalo.
The steady flow of pass rushers allowed into the backfield by the Bears' offensive line hasn't been the only source of pressure on QB Jay Cutler this season.
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Nine contests each of the last five seasons.
If offensive coordinator Mike Martz can find ways to get TE Greg Olsen open, which he hasn't done a great job of doing lately, the Bears' offense could have one of its better games of the season.
It doesn't sound like Jay Cutler is overlooking Buffalo, despite its 0-7 record and 29th-ranked defense, but he has to be more careful with the ball in Week Nine.
Jay Cutler said no members of Chicago's front office or coaching staff had asked for his opinion on Randy Moss, who was waived by the Vikings on Tuesday.
The Bears have moved to a pass-heavy offense this season under coordinator Mike Martz, but it sounds like Martz is at least mulling some changes as Chicago takes its bye week.
This week, Hub Arkush says all the blame goes to Jay Cutler for his Week Seven performance and says no one should expect Roberto Garza's return from knee surgery to make a major difference on the offensive line.
Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the bye is a good time for his team to take a step back.
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz didn't hesitate when he was asked whether QB Jay Cutler is losing confidence after another rough outing in Sunday's loss to Washington.
The Jay Cutler bandwagon that was brimming with exuberant Bears fans a little more than 18 months ago has much room on it these days.
With a bye in Week Eight, the Bears' offense will spend time trying to figure out how to avoid repeating mistakes before traveling to Toronto to face the winless Bills in Week Nine.
Jay Cutler had several competitors in the pageant of ugliness that broke out at Soldier Field on Sunday in a game between two NFC teams that would like to be considered playoff contenders.
Jay Cutler is barely hanging on to the No. 1 spot on the MVP Meter after committing five turnovers against the Redskins.