Cutler expects to play out final year of contract with Bears

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't anticipate having a contract extension worked out before the 2013 season begins.
Cutler is entering the final year of a contract that was extended when he came to Chicago in 2009 from Denver in a trade.
"Yeah, I think that's probably the way we're headed," Cutler said Wednesday ESPN 1000 in Chicago. "We haven't really talked about anything.
"We're upgrading in certain positions and I don't think we're really in position to do my deal. ... So we'll just have to see what happens. But I'm perfectly comfortable in the situation I'm in, and if we go into it with just this last year, then so be it. I'll play it out and we'll see what happens."
Cutler is looking forward to next season after watching the Bears' off-season moves that included hiring new coach Marc Trestman and landing free-agent offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett.
"I want to stay here, I love the situation I'm in," Cutler said. "I look at it as the opportunity as a whole. Coach Trestman coming in ... I think there's enough on my plate to kind of keep my mind occupied without having to worry about my deal."