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Bears Give Up Big Package For Cutler

Jay Glazer of reports that the Chicago Bears have sent two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton to the Broncos for quarterback Jay Cutler and a fifth-round draft pick. The Bears held the 18th pick in the first round of the draft. Per NFLPA records, Orton is signed through 2009, at a base salary of $995,000. UPDATE: John Clayton of says that the deal involves the Broncos getting Orton and two first-round picks, and the Bears getting Cutler and a third-round pick. SECOND UPDATE: reports that the Bears are giving up two first-rounder, a third-rounder, and Orton for only Cutler. THIRD UPDATE: The initial terms, from Glazer, were the right terms -- Broncos get Orton, two first-rounders, and a third-rounder, and the Bears get Cutler and a fifth-rounder. Per the Bears’ official announcement.