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Bears bring back Nate Collins, Jordan Palmer

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The Bears continue to sign their own free agents — even though the guys they aren’t signing may be getting more of the attention.

Defensive tackle Nate Collins and quarterback Jordan Palmer have signed one-year contracts to return.  The team announced the moves on Sunday night.

Collins appeared in five games with two starts in 2013 before landing on injured reserve with a knee injury.  He has played two seasons with the Bears and two before that with the Jaguars.

The younger brother of Carson Palmer, Jordan Palmer spent nine weeks on the Chicago roster in the 2013 season.

The moves mean that the Bears have re-signed 12 of their potential free agents.

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15 Responses to “Bears bring back Nate Collins, Jordan Palmer”
  1. mianfr says: Mar 9, 2014 10:15 PM

    Jordan Palmer has had a remarkably long career in respect to his talent level.

  2. ottawabrave91 says: Mar 9, 2014 10:17 PM

    florio I’m an old school guy from Missouri. is it worth me starting a Twitter to follow pft?

  3. andreboy1 says: Mar 9, 2014 10:25 PM

    Jordan Palmer puts any team over the top.

  4. InFact says: Mar 9, 2014 10:26 PM

    BUT without Peanut/Tillman, who is the other shut-down CB?

    Who else will upgrade the defense?

    When will Cutler learn how to read defenses?

    Quit throwing untimely INTs?

    Nine wins tops in 2014-15 means going on the road in the playoffs……meaning Chicago is not getting past Wild Card Weekend, at best.

  5. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2014 10:29 PM

    Good luck, Josh McCown…Thanks for your contributions last year.

  6. mialto says: Mar 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    Good signings…they need Collins and Palmer

  7. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 9, 2014 10:54 PM


  8. bearshaterseverywhere says: Mar 9, 2014 11:26 PM

    Later Josh and Henry. 12 players signed, sure hope Emery knows what he is doing.

  9. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 10, 2014 12:05 AM

    Not a good sign for McCown or (possibly) Melton.

  10. truthfactory says: Mar 10, 2014 1:12 AM

    The cornerstones to any legit Super Bowl run

  11. dawindbag says: Mar 10, 2014 1:14 AM

    Well, I guess that means McCown is a goner. It’s a shame for the Bears but he earned a shot at starting. Palmer was solid in the preseason last year, which doesn’t typically mean much, but maybe Trestman can catch lightning in a bottle again with a backup.

  12. LilTmac2003 says: Mar 10, 2014 3:04 AM

    I like the Nate Collins signing. Very good. Don’t if you guys knew this, but Melton missed all of camp and even though he is a tank, really struggled in the beginning of the season.

    Nate Collins would occasionally sub in for him and even out performed him in some instances. When Melton had that ACL tear, Collins was the guy to fill in for him.

    But than he also tore his ACL. Hopefully he starts where he left off.

  13. windycityjunkie says: Mar 10, 2014 5:22 AM

    Hopefully We Still Sign McCown But In The Event We Don’t We Can Either Draft 1 Late Or Pick Up Another Bargain Priced Vet

  14. chicagocane says: Mar 10, 2014 6:48 AM

    Have liked Collins a lot. He will be a very good DL this year again. The Palmer thing seems to be the trend with all teams who have so much $ tied up in high paid vets…not just Cutler.

  15. says: Mar 10, 2014 7:20 AM

    I don’t think these 2 were needed…waste of space and money.

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