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Bears add Trent Edwards

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On Saturday, the Bears officially added quarterback Jordan Palmer.  On Sunday, they went back to the unemployed passer well, adding Trent Edwards.

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.

He joins a depth chart topped by Jay Cutler and including one of the McCowns, which is better than having the only McNown.  Palmer was signed after Matt Blanchard broke a knuckle against the Chargers.

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.

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24 Responses to “Bears add Trent Edwards”
  1. hornbuckle says: Aug 18, 2013 2:34 PM

    I hope Cutler doesn’t go down.

  2. bigpoppa5501 says: Aug 18, 2013 2:40 PM

    Wow, I haven’t see his name in awhile, wonder if he played for Trestman in the CFL?

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    They could have had Vince Young.

  4. ososrule says: Aug 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    No Filthy because Blanchard went down on Thursday, you guys already scooped him up before that.

  5. wizwix says: Aug 18, 2013 3:08 PM

    Captain Checkdown gets another chance! Let’s see if Trestman can change Trent’s bad habits…

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 18, 2013 3:33 PM

    I also would think Vince Young would be a much better choice than Trent Edwards. That’s looking like even a better move for the Packers now that a division rival is learning they need more QB depth. Heck they should take another look at Jamarcus just in case if he was at least close to looking good. Hire a QB development guy just for JR and see if he can turn him into something. Although you have to be able to see how that plan can work and you have to find a way to accept that his past can’t be changed and he is a new project for the future. See if you can first find the trainer that can step up and say yes I can work with this guy and help him, and if you can find that then take a shot.

  7. raiderssuckball says: Aug 18, 2013 3:35 PM

    Now the Bears have 3 Bad QB’S!!!

  8. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    Super Bowl?

  9. lingsun54 says: Aug 18, 2013 4:09 PM

    McCown is terrible. It’s hard to believe they couldn’t come up with a better #2 QB. Maybe Edwards and Palmer could both make the opening day roster. But getting picked up now would make any evaluation difficult. At best, I could see them cut just before opening day and then picked up a day later so their salaries aren’t guaranteed for the year.

  10. ososrule says: Aug 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    raiderssuckball says:
    Aug 18, 2013 3:35 PM
    Now the Bears have 3 Bad QB’S!!!

    ___________________________

    Wilson, Flynn and Pryor are the Raider’s QB’s and before that it was J. Russell and C. Palmer! Yep…..No one know’s bad QB’s like Raider’s fans. Think before you post Corky!!!!!! Cutler is not a bad QB, he has actual talent, unlike anyone that has played for the Raiders since….hmmmmmmmm…A guy named Rich Gannon, coached under……WOW Marc Trestman! Holy cow!!!!!!!

  11. officialgame says: Aug 18, 2013 4:38 PM

    Good guy, able to read defenses, no mobility, no arm. Basically a disaster in waiting.

  12. unclemoobaa1911 says: Aug 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    I remember Bill Walsh being so high on Trent Edwards while Trent was at Stanford. If coach Walsh saw something good in him I would think Trent just needs the right situation. I thought he looked good in Philly. Anyway he seems like a good guy, I hope he can make it the NFL.

  13. vincentbojackson says: Aug 18, 2013 5:13 PM

    Now what am I going to do with all of these Jordan Palmer Bear’s jerseys I just bought?

  14. jimmysee says: Aug 18, 2013 6:08 PM

    Isn’t it a little late to be adding a QB? The season starts in three weeks!

  15. briang123 says: Aug 18, 2013 7:55 PM

    Palmer and Edwards are white, while Russell is black. What could possibly account for those stiffs getting multiple chances while Russell can’t get even a training camp look?

  16. larryboodry says: Aug 18, 2013 8:09 PM

    youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    “Super Bowl?”

    Maybe, maybe not…But I’ll bet my team goes to the dance again before your team does.

    Oh, and 9 rings>6 rings…You should be jealous of me.

  17. raiderapologist says: Aug 18, 2013 9:17 PM

    Kyle Boller couldn’t carry Trent Edward’s jock.

  18. ososrule says: Aug 18, 2013 9:52 PM

    youarejealousof6rings says:
    Aug 18, 2013 3:59 PM
    Super Bowl?

    _________________________________

    Jealous of 6 rings……Bears have 9 Championships since football was invented. Older, more traditional, more loyal fans than your “Black and yellow team.” Oh yeah and your last SB appearance you lost to the other team in our division that knows football better than the Steelers! The Packers!

    Larry…..did I just say that?!?!?!?!?!

  19. icdogg says: Aug 19, 2013 2:20 AM

    Couldn’t beat out Mike Kafka for a job

  20. larryboodry says: Aug 19, 2013 2:20 AM

    briang123 says: Aug 18, 2013 7:55 PM

    “Palmer and Edwards are white, while Russell is black. What could possibly account for those stiffs getting multiple chances while Russell can’t get even a training camp look?”

    Maybe ’cause he sucked when teams looked at him earlier in the off-season. I am sorry you felt the need to bring race into this discussion.

  21. larryboodry says: Aug 19, 2013 2:27 AM

    @osos:

    You said it well, too. I may not have to like the Packers, but I can certainly respect them as a storied NFL franchise. And I can respect the Steelers too, without having to like their arrogant fans.

  22. luponatrix says: Aug 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    Captain Checkdown, here to save the day! You Chicago fans are going to love all the heroic 3-yard dump-offs and daring heaves to RBs in the flat.

  23. larryboodry says: Aug 19, 2013 1:33 PM

    @luponatrix:

    What part of “3rd.-string quarterback” don’t you understand?

  24. ancientcougar says: Aug 20, 2013 1:49 PM

    Now we have Bush “Deniers” who would like to sweep the Iraqi mess under the rug along with the 4000+ dead American Soldiers with it, not to mention the 25,000 + maimed and injured soldiers.

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