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Bears to sign QB Palmer

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The Chicago Bears will sign quarterback Jordan Palmer, according to multiple media reports on Friday.

The signing is pending a physical.

The Bears are looking for a third quarterback after Matt Blanchard fractured a knuckle on his non-throwing hand during Thursday's preseason win over the San Diego Chargers.

Palmer worked out for the Bears in June, along with JaMarcus Russell and Trent Edwards.

Palmer is the brother of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. He was a sixth round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2007. He played three games with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008 and one in 2010, and was with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.

Blanchard completed 16 of 19 passes for 193 yards with an interception combined in the Bears' two preseason games.

Josh McCown backs up starter Jay Cutler.

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