Source: Bears to sign Jordan Palmer

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    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.
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    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.
     
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    When I heard he was right-handed, I thought that maybe he could still start. Emery really needs to upgrade the OL personnel. The #1's look to almost decent now, but we have no depth. Our 3's againt other teams 3's just look horrible. We can't develop a QB if he can't stay healthy. I know the BU OL is not a top priority, but man, our guys seem to be real scrubs.
     
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    I think Palmer may be the only one of the three try out candidates eligible for the practice squad, which is why he was signed.
     
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    He isnt eligble for the PS, according to Biggs.
     
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    Hopefully, Blanchard bounces back quickly. The injury could affect the way he takes snaps and clutches the ball, but I would think it's something he can easily adjust to and play through.
     
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    I don't think he'll bounce back in the next two weeks though, sucks a good strong showing might have been good for him. JPalmer is definately not his brother by any shape way or form.
     
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    We had an OL who couldn't block playing. I don't see the issue with playing a QB that can't hold a ball.
     
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    Remember when we went into the 2005 season with Grossman as our QB and rookie Orton as his backup? There were no more QBs behind him before Grassman's injury.
     
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    This guy ba-lows . Sheesh . Any chance we could get Jim Miller off the TV and whip his arse into shape ? LOL ( j/k)
     
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    You seem to know each other :). Sorry... That was just too easy, LOL!!
     

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