Quarterback Jordan Palmer announced his release from the Bears via Twitter on Friday morning, hours after a strong performance in the Bears' preseason finale figured to earn him a spot on the roster.
Palmer went completed 11 of his 17 pass attempts Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 111 yards and a touchdown. This following a shorter appearance in the Bears' third preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, in which he completed his only passing attempt for a five-yard gain.
Palmer figured to be in a good position to win the battle for the Bears' third-string quarterbacking job against Trent Edwards, who was less impressive in his lone preseason appearance with the team Thursday. The Bears seemed firmly entrenched with their Nos. 1 and 2 QBs, Jay Cutler and Josh McCown, meaning any job Palmer could've won would have been for the third slot on the depth chart.