http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/9574532/chicago-bears-sign-jordan-palmer Source: Bears to sign Jordan Palmer Updated: August 16, 2013, 3:08 PM ET ESPNChicago.com The Chicago Bears will sign quarterback Jordan Palmer, pending a physical, according to a league source. ESPNChicago.com Bears blog Get the latest from ESPN Chicago. Bears blog » Greatest Bears | Urlacher's career The Bears have a need for a third quarterback after Matt Blanchard fractured a knuckle on his non-throwing hand during a 33-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday. Palmer, the brother of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, worked out for the Bears along with JaMarcus Russell and Trent Edwards in June. A sixth-round draft choice of the Washington Redskins in 2007, Palmer played three games with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008 and one in 2010. He spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The signing was first reported by the NFL Network. An undrafted free agent in 2012, Blanchard, a native of Lake Zurich, Ill., spent 12 weeks last year on the practice squad. Blanchard had drawn praise from Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer for his quick grasp of the offense, decision-making skills and his confidence. Blanchard completed 16 of 19 in two preseason games for 193 yards and an interception. Against the Panthers in the exhibition opener at Carolina, Blanchard scrambled four times for 26 yards. ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright contributed to this report. All reports were that the team had to get someone that could run a base O w/ so getting a guy like Palmer is no suprise, they needed someone to play the 3rd and 4th pre season games; and no way a guy w/a broken hand(even if it is his offhand) can do that. Hell, he cannot be worse them mccown, hope he lights everyone up and boots Mccown....wait nevermind, he's every bit as bad as Mccown is so no such luck.