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Bears QB Jay Cutler returns for workouts to a familiar offense for a change

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reacts to a question during a news conference after NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reacts to a question during a news conference after NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) talks to head coach Marc Trestman during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) talks to head coach Marc Trestman during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Jay Cutler insists he is no stronger or bigger than last year, but he's glad the Chicago Bears offense is also unchanged since last year.

Cutler and the Bears began a three-day minicamp with the offense hoping to be even more effective in its second year under coach Marc Trestman.

Trestman had said Cutler seems bigger and stronger after starting his off-season workouts earlier, but Cutler said he did it only to help overcome lingering effects from last year's ankle and groin injuries and is physically 100 percent now.

The Bears hope to keep Cutler healthier, and avoid problems like the ones he had his first four years with the team when he was sacked 148 times.