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The Chicago Bears signed veteran quarterback Trent Edwards to a one-year deal on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Bears officially signed quarterback Jordan Palmer to a one-year deal.
Now the Bears have five quarterbacks on their roster counting the injured Matt Blanchard (broken knuckle on left hand).
Edwards will compete with Palmer for the No. 3 quarterback spot. The Bears could keep a third veteran quarterback considering Jay Cutler’s health issues the last couple of seasons.
Edwards worked out with the Bears back in June alongside former No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell. The former third-round pick out of Stanford has started 33 of the 38 games that he has appeared in. 28 of his 33 starts came with the Buffalo Bills (2007-2009).
He played for the Jaguars, Raiders and Eagles after being let go by the Bills. His last start came with the Jaguars in 2010.
He has a career record of 14-19 which includes four fourth quarter comebacks. He’s completed 60.9% of his passes for 6,033 yards, 26 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
Palmer was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2007. He appeared in four games with the Cincinnati Bengals (2008-10), where he completed 10 of 15 passes for 59 yards and two interceptions. He spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but didn’t appear in a game.
Both Edwards and Palmer will receive plenty of snaps over these next two preseason games.
It remains to be seen if the Bears will keep a third quarterback. Edwards certainly has the edge over Palmer considering his experience.
The Bears travel to Oakland on Friday, August 23 to play the Raiders. They host the Cleveland Browns in the final preseason game on Thursday, August 29.
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