Biggs: Cutler delivers for his linemen

Jay Cutler is going to send his offensive linemen off into the offseason in style.

The Chicago Bears quarterback presented his blockers with airline tickets as a thank you during the holiday season.

It’s been a rough go for Cutler and the Bears’ offense this season, and the group came together for its best performance of the season on Monday night in the upset of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. It was a gift that was appreciated by the men in the trenches.

The Bears look to have the line sorted out, for the most part, with an eye toward 2010. Chris Williams, the first-round draft pick from 2008, has been moved from right to left tackle. He held his own vs. Jared Allen in the win with a lot of help in the form of chip blocks. Frank Omiyale, a free-agent signing, has settled in after a midseason benching. Kevin Shaffer looks like he will be the right tackle moving forward.

The big question right now is whether Olin Kreutz, a six-time Pro Bowl center, will be back. He’s entering the final year of his contract, and he recently angered some in the organization with a critical assessment of things as the team finishes its third consecutive season out of the playoffs.

Stay tuned.

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