6 Football Players who Played for Dolphins and Bears

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Dolphins and Bears.

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Broncos before being traded to the Chicago Bears, where he played the majority of his career. Cutler earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2008 and later became the Bears’ all-time leading passer.

Over his 12-season NFL career, Cutler threw for more than 35,000 yards and over 200 touchdowns. His strong arm and aggressive playing style made him a prominent figure in the league, though his career was often marked by inconsistency and a high number of interceptions (twice leading the league).

After a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins, Cutler retired following the 2017 season. His legacy includes some standout seasons and memorable performances, contributing to his status as one of the more well-known quarterbacks of his era.

*Cutler was the most popular pick for this square in a previous grid (Grid 29)

Cutler Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Broncos)
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Broncos, Bears)

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He was known for his size, athleticism, and ability to make difficult catches in traffic. Marshall was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Marshall had several productive seasons with the Broncos before moving on to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, New York Giants, and finally the Seattle Seahawks. He recorded eight 1,000-yard receiving seasons over his career, showcasing his consistency as a top-tier wide receiver.

Marshall was selected to the Pro Bowl six times and was an NFL All-Pro selection twice. He also set an NFL record with 21 receptions in a single game while with the Denver Broncos in 2009.

Marshall Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Bears)
  • Pro Bowl (Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets)

Adewale Ogunleye

Adewale Ogunleye was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2000 as an undrafted free agent. He played 10 seasons in the NFL, primarily with the Dolphins and the Chicago Bears, and also spent a season with the Houston Texans.

In 2003 with the Dolphins, Ogunleye led the AFC in sacks with 15 and earned Pro Bowl honors. He was traded to the Chicago Bears in 2004, where he continued to be a consistent pass-rusher.

Over the course of his career, Ogunleye recorded 393 tackles, 67 sacks, and 14 forced fumbles. He was known for his ability to disrupt the quarterback and was a key component in some of the NFL’s top defenses during his playing years.

Ted Ginn Jr

Ted Ginn Jr. was selected ninth overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2007 NFL Draft. Over the course of his NFL career, Ginn played for multiple teams, including the Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and the Chicago Bears.

Ginn was primarily known for his speed and agility, making him a threat as both a wide receiver and return specialist. He has accumulated over 5,000 receiving yards and more than 30 receiving touchdowns. As a return specialist, he returned four punts and three kickoffs for touchdowns.

His unique ability to change a game with a long play—either as a receiver or a returner—made him a valuable asset on any team he joined. Over the years, Ginn was involved in several playoff runs, including a trip to the Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers.

Olindo Mare

Olindo Mare, who played in the NFL from 1997 to 2012, was one of the most dependable placekickers of his era.

Known for his accuracy and consistency, Mare played the bulk of his career with the Miami Dolphins (1997-2006), followed by stints with the New Orleans Saints (2007), Seattle Seahawks (2008-2010), Carolina Panthers (2011) and Chicago Bears (2012).

Over the span of his career, he made 81.1% of his field goal attempts and nearly 99% of extra point attempts. In 1999, he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named 1st Team All-Pro after successfully converting 39 of 46 field goal attempts for the Dolphins.

Rarity Score Alert: Mare signed with the Bears in December of 2012 after an injury to Robbie Gould and only played in 3 games in a Bears uniform.

Jay Feely

Jay Feely had an impressive 14-year career as a placekicker in the NFL. He initially signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2001 but truly started his NFL journey with the New York Giants in 2005.

Feely spent two seasons with the Giants before moving to the Miami Dolphins, where he played for a season. His career then took him to the New York Jets, where he enjoyed two solid seasons, followed by short stints with the Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears.

Throughout his career, Feely demonstrated consistency as a kicker, converting 82.6% of his field goals and a strong leg as well, with a career long field goal of 61 yards

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