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Northwest Herald Aug 26, 2014

Clausen's upside, perseverance helped secure backup job

LAKE FOREST – For all of the offensive uncertainty regarding backup battles at running back and receiver, the Bears confirmed Sunday what we’ve expected to hear since early in training camp – Jimmy Clausen will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Jay Cutler.
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 25, 2014

Upside played in Jimmy Clausen’s favor in winning backup QB job

Even though he insisted Monday that the battle for Jay Cutler’s backup position had been close, coach Marc Trestman offered an unimpeachable explanation for why the team chose Jimmy Clausen over Jordan Palmer. “Jimmy’s played a lot more football in this league,” Trestman said. “He’s younger.” Although he hasn’t thrown a regular-season pass since the last game of his rookie year — Jan. 2, 2011 — Clausen’s 299 career ­attempts are about 20 times...

Clausen officially the No. 2 quarterback

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A combination of experience, preseason performance and upside landed Jimmy Clausen the No. 2 job at quarterback, according to Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman. The Bears released Clausen’s primary competition, Jordan Palmer, on Sunday, leaving the former, Jay Cutler, and David Fales as the quarterbacks remaining on the roster. “They both competed really hard for the job,” Trestman said. “As I told Jordan, Jimmy played at a consistent level, as did Jordan.
Chicago Tribune Aug 25, 2014

Clausen's upside, experience helped him beat Palmer

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman on Monday explained why he chose Jimmy Clausen to be the backup quarterback over Jordan Palmer.
FFToday Aug 25, 2014

Clausen wins backup QB job in Chicago

Bears release Jordan Palmer The Chicago Bears are keeping quarterback Jimmy Clausen over Jordan Palmer, who was released on Sunday. For now, Clausen has won the Bears' backup job, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN) FF Today's Take: This is only noteworthy as Clausen is the backup to Jay Cutler who has had his share of injury issues over the years. Josh McCown showed well in relief of Cutler a year ago.
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 24, 2014

Jimmy Clausen wins backup QB job; Jordan Palmer cut

The Bears have settled their backup-quarterback competition — for now, anyway. They cut veteran Jordan Palmer on Sunday, leaving Jimmy Clausen as the No. 2 quarterback behind Jay Cutler. It wasn’t an unexpected development. Clausen, a former Notre Dame All-American and a second-round draft pick in 2010, became the apparent front-runner after an impressive performance in the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was 7-for-13 for 150 yards and two...
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 21, 2014

Jimmy Clausen is the favorite, but Jordan Palmer still in hunt

With his youth, skills and apparent ability to learn quickly, Jimmy Clausen still looks like the favorite to win the Bears’ backup-quarterback job. He just gives coach Marc Trestman more to work with. “I feel great,” Clausen said when asked about his progress in the preseason. “I feel like I’ve come a long way, being here for a few weeks during OTAs and then training camp. I feel real comfortable with the offense.” But veteran Jordan Palmer can’t be...

Clausen hampered by technical difficulties

CHICAGO -- Given the opportunity to relieve Jay Cutler at the 10:39 mark of the second quarter, Jimmy Clausen's efficiency dipped in the second preseason game to the tune of 11-of-15 pass completions for 94 yards, one interception and a passer-rating of 61.5. However, the task of properly evaluating Clausen's overall body of work versus the Jacksonville Jaguars may prove to be difficult, because the headsets on the Chicago Bears' sidelines went down for a period of time when Clausen was in the game.

W2W4: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears (1-0) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) in preseason game No. 2 at Soldier Field. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. 1. Backup quarterback battle: Jordan Palmer received first crack at the No. 2 job in the preseason opener, but in this matchup, the plan is for the Bears to go with Jimmy Clausen once Jay Cutler is finished for the night. Palmer played fairly well in the preseason opener, but Clausen stole the show when he came in, finishing with two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 134.
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 14, 2014

10 Bears to watch vs. Jaguars in preseason tonight

Everything that made Jimmy Clausen a five-star recruit in high school, a prolific passer at Notre Dame and a high-round draft pick appears to be re-emerging. Take wide receiver Alshon Jeffery’s word for it. “Jimmy was the No. 1 quarterback [in the country] back in high school, wasn’t he?” Jeffery said. “Jimmy’s just letting it rip. Jimmy’s doing what he does.” And if he does well Thursday night against the Jaguars, the backup job behind Jay Cutler...
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 13, 2014

Bears QB Jimmy Clausen can make his move vs. Jaguars

BOURBONNAIS — Jimmy Clausen has a great opportunity Thursday to stake his claim as the backup to quarterback Jay Cutler. Coach Marc Trestman announced Tuesday that Clausen will relieve Cutler against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “He’ll have the shot after Jay comes out of the game, whenever that is,” Trestman said. “But [Clausen and Jordan Palmer] will play.” Palmer relieved Cutler in the Bears’ exhibition opener Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles and...
KFFL Aug 12, 2014

Bears | Jimmy Clausen will back up Jay Cutler Thursday

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Jimmy Clausen to relieve Cutler vs. Jags

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- In a reversal from last week, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman announced on Tuesday that reserve Jimmy Clausen is slated to be the first quarterback off the bench to replace Jay Cutler, ahead of Jordan Palmer, when the Bears host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. “Right now, we’re going to have Jimmy relieve Jay,” Trestman said. “He’ll have the shot whenever Jay comes out of the game, whenever that is.
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 8, 2014

Strong night for Bears QBs in preseason opening win

The fight to be the Bears’ backup quarterback and Jay Cutler’s right-hand man wasn’t won by Jordan Palmer or Jimmy Clausen at Soldier Field on Friday night. But both looked better than the beloved player they’re competing to replace. In his debut as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting quarterback, McCown was 2-for-4 for 20 yards, two sacks, an interception, a lost fumble and a 25.0 passer rating in his limited work against the Jacksonville Jaguars on...

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