ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos insist that Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler isn't on the trading block.
Cutler was angered over the weekend when his name came up in talks involving a three-way trade that would have sent him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and landed Matt Cassel in Denver. Instead, New England traded Cassel to Kansas City.
New Broncos coach Josh McDaniels tutored Cassel in New England last season when the career backup led the Patriots to an 11-5 record after Tom Brady was hurt in the opener.
McDaniels and Cutler are scheduled to meet next week when the quarterback returns from Nashville, Tenn., to try to patch up their strained relationship.
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