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Friends now rivals

Cutler, Rodgers boost Bears-Packers rivalry with friendship, talent

Originally Published: September 9, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Sometime between getting off the plane in Chicago and being issued his new Bears No. 6 jersey last spring, Jay Cutler fired off a text to Green Bay Packers quarterback and new division rival Aaron Rodgers.

"I said, 'We get to see you twice a year now,'" Cutler recalled Wednesday, maintaining that indeed, he used the word "see" and not one of any number of other possibilities.

Rodgers said he didn't remember what Cutler texted exactly, but, "If he did [taunt], it was probably in jest."

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