The Bears, in need of a third quarterback after Matt Blanchard suffered a broken knuckle on his left hand in Thursday’s exhibition win vs. San Diego, have added one.
Alas, it’s not JaMarcus Russell.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bears have reached a deal with former Jaguars and Bengals backup Jordan Palmer.
The 29-year Palmer worked out for the Bears in June, as did Russell, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Palmer has appeared in four regular-season games, completing 10-of-15 passes for 59 yards with no TDs and two interceptions. His brother, Carson, is the Cardinals’ starting quarterback.