Jordan Palmer’s bid to win the Bears’ back-up quarterback job officially ended Sunday with the team informing him of his release, according to a league source.
Just like that, the Bears will head toward their Sept. 7 season opener with Jimmy Clausen in the saddle behind Jay Cutler on the quarterback depth chart.
Palmer, who spent the final 10 weeks of last season with the Bears, signed a one-year extension with the team before free agency began in March. But he never did enough to earn the team’s all-important No. 2 role.