Jay Cutler is a no-show for coach Josh McDaniels' first team meeting and the start of the Denver Broncos' offseason workouts amid reports he's asked to be traded. And the speculation has begun that the San Francisco 49ers could make a move for the quarterback.
ESPN reported that Cutler, still upset that the Broncos tried to trade him for Matt Cassel last month, has formally asked for a trade through his agent, Bus Cook.
Cook, who was traveling, didn't immediately return messages left on Monday by The Associated Press, and the Broncos declined to confirm Cutler's request. The Denver Post quoted McDaniels as saying he wanted to meet again with Cutler to try to resolve their differences.
Cutler told ESPN he would attend every mandatory minicamp and training camp but would skip the offseason training program. Although it's voluntary, the coaches expect everyone to attend.