But he remained with the Panthers for the balance of his rookie deal, becoming a free agent in March.
March became April, April became May, and June 1 came and went without Clausen getting a sniff. Now, with any veteran free-agent signings not affecting the formula for determining compensatory draft picks, Clausen has a job. And he’ll be working for a guy Clausen once employed.
Clausen has announced via Twitter that he has signed with the Bears. Chicago coach Marc Trestman helped train Clausen in advance of the 2010 draft, along with a better-known quarterback who has since washed out of the league.