The Bears announced the acquisition of Edwards on Sunday afternoon.
Edwards appeared in 38 games with 33 starts during stints with the Bills, Jaquars, Raiders, and Eagles. He has a career passer rating of 75.5, which isn’t great but still north of the Kordoza line.
To make a roster spot for Edwards, the Bears waived receiver Jerrell Jackson.
With the Bears being the only team in the offseason to kick tires on the suddenly svelte JaMarcus Russell, the decision to sign Palmer and then Edwards suggests that the first overall pick in the 2007 draft will continue to wait for his shot at an NFL comeback.