Bears QB Jordan Palmer to back up Jay Cutler first against Seahawks

The Chicago Bears have not decided whether Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer will be Jay Cutler's backup at quarterback, but head coach Marc Trestman told reporters Wednesday that Palmer will replace Cutler in Friday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Cutler is scheduled to play the first two quarters, Palmer is set to play in the third and Clausen the fourth.

In two preseason games, Clausen is 18-for-28 for 244 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Palmer is 14-for-20 for 177 yards with one touchdown, and one interception.

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From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“We know we’re going to have to find some way to play them, but we just decided to rotate them this time,” Trestman said. “Jimmy had the first shot last week and we flipped it. We’re giving Jordan the shot this week. We’ll see how that evolves through next week and into the game in Cleveland.”

After Cutler missed fives games due to injury last season, backup quarterback Josh McCown filled in and threw for 13 touchdowns and 1,829 yards. McCown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason. 

Rookie quarterback David Fales, drafted in the sixth round from San Jose State, is also on the team's training camp roster.
- Sarah Barshop
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