The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Trent Edwards to a contract a day after adding quarterback Jordan Palmer to the roster, the team annnounced Sunday.
The journeyman Edwards has played in 38 career games and started 33 in six NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bears are seeking depth behind starter Jay Cutler after backup Matt Blanchard suffered a broken knucke in a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday. Chicago now has Josh McCown, Edwards, Blanchard and Palmer on the roster.
Edwards' last start came in 2010 with the Jaguars. Last season, he backed up Michael Vick and Nick Foles in Philadelphia, seeing action in only one game.
To clear roster space for the 29-year-old Edwards, the Bears waived wide receiver Jerrell Jackson.