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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...

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