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.