Financial terms and length of contract were not disclosed.
Clausen, 27, signed with the Bears in 2014 and was Jay Cutler’s backup last season after spending the previous four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He appeared in four games and started one, throwing for 223 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
The Bears have yet to make a decision on the future of Cutler, who is owed $15.5 million next season. His salary for the 2016 season will be guaranteed if he is still on Chicago’s roster on Tuesday.
Before making an appearance in a Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers last season, Clausen’s only regular season appearances in an NFL game came during his rookie season in 2010 with Carolina, when he went 1-9 as a starter, throwing for 1,558 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions.
- Scooby Axson