NFL Notebook: Cutler retires to join FOX, Panthers Beane gets look for Bills GM job

Patrick Gorski—USA TODAY Sports
Dec 24

Ex-Bears QB Cutler joins FOX SportsFormer Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler agreed to a contract with Fox Sports on Friday after a tepid free-agent market helped guide the 34-year-old into broadcasting.Cutler’s contract places him on the No. 2 NFL broadcast team at FoxCutler spent the past eight seasons with the Bears. But he was let go by the John Fox-led regime in March and no serious suitors emerged. Cutler has not officially retired from the NFL, however.Cutler auditioned with Fox on Thursday. The network was seeking a replacement for John Lynch after the latter became the San Francisco 49ers’ general manager earlier this offseason.Cutler will be part of a three-man booth with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.Panthers’ Beane gets second interview for Bills’ GM jobCarolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane may be emerging as the favorite for the GM job with the Buffalo Bills.Beane will get a second interview with the Bills for their general manager vacancy, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The Bills fired Doug Whaley as general manager one day after the 2017 NFL Draft ended.Beane, 39, was the first of three candidates to interview with Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula at their home in Boca Raton, Fla.Houston Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine and Philadelphia Eagles director of college scouting Trey Brown also interviewed in Florida.Beane is familiar with new Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who spent six seasons with the Panthers as the defensive coordinator.Beane has been in the NFL for 19 years, all with the Panthers. He also worked as director of football operations and was named assistant general manager in June 2015. He served as interim GM in 2012 before the Panthers hired current general manager Dave Gettleman.Jets WR Anderson charged with resisting arrest in MiamiNew York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested at a music festival in Miami on Sunday night and charged with a felony count of resisting arrest with violence.Anderson got into a fight with security at the Rolling Loud Festival after being told to leave and he then pushed a police officer, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department report.Anderson continued to fight with police while on the ground and was then arrested, according to the report. He also was charged with obstruction of justice.”We are aware of the situation,” the Jets said in a statement Monday. “This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment at this time.”The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Anderson, who turns 24 on Tuesday, signed with the Jets last year as an undrafted free agent out of Temple. He had 42 catches for 587 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie season.Allen says Redskins not ready to hire new GMWashington Redskins president Bruce Allen says the organization has not decided about on the selection of the next general manager.Allen told ESPN Radio on Friday that the Redskins are still looking and evaluating personnel to determine the front office structure.The Redskins fired Scot McCloughan in March after two years as general manager and there have been reports that Allen may not hire a GM and instead reallocate the responsibilities of existing front office members.”No, there has been no decisions made,” Allen told ESPN 980, a station owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. “The process, we are going to take our time. We want to get it right what we do.”There is no submission to the league on a form or anything like that. We are going to keep talking and decide what is the best thing for the Redskins.”Before being fired, McCloughan had been cut out of the Redskins’ decision-making process. He was not involved in coach Jay Gruden’s contract extension, the re-signing of tight end Vernon Davis or the exclusive tag placed on quarterback Kirk Cousins.”As far as what we are going to do, it hasn’t changed since March,” Allen said. “We are going to be in the process of looking to see what we need to add to our personnel department to enhance the people that are here.”There is some good quality people out there that’s available that we are talking to. We are going to put together the right team with the Redskins that is going to help us win.”