Bears with two quarterbacks after release of Edwards

Bears with two quarterbacks after release of Edwards
August 30, 2013, 11:00 am
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The Bears have gone into seasons with only two quarterbacks before, and they did it as recently as last season with Jason Campbell backing up Jay Cutler.

They are in nearly that identical position again with the release of Trent Edwards following Friday's earlier cut of Jordan Palmer, the two quarterbacks who appeared in Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

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Edwards, who completed 10 of 17 passes for 135 yards, is a former third-round pick and starter for the Buffalo Bills. He, like Palmer, now becomes part of a call-list for the Bears in the event that Cutler is injured.

The Bears recalled Josh McCown last season following a Cutler concussion vs. Houston. McCown is set as the No. 2, but both Edwards and Palmer demonstrated the ability to come in and run a simplified version of the offense on very short notice, having only been signed after Matt Blanchard fractured a knuckle on his left hand in the team's second preseason game against San Diego.

Keep up with Bears roster updates throughout the day with's Bears cuts tracker.