“It appears the Bears are going to go to training camp with four quarterbacks after all, but the new addition will not be the experienced veteran that some had talked about.
The Bears have agreed to terms with free agent Mike Teel on a contract, and he is expected to sign his contract on Wednesday, a league source confirmed. The Bergen Record first reported the news.
They become his third team in two months as Teel was released by the Seattle Seahawks on May 21 and then claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots. They cut the Rutgers product three weeks ago.
The move has the fingerprints of new personnel director Tim Ruskell on it. Ruskell was the general manager in Seattle when the Seahawks drafted Teel in the sixth round in 2009. Teel spent last season on the Seahawks’ roster as the third quarterback but did not play. In the preseason, he completed 20-of-41 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior at Rutgers in 2008, Teel passed for 3,418 yards with 25 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
The 6-3, 230-pounder joins a crowded group behind starting QB Jay Cutler. Caleb Hanie served as the backup last season and is entering his third year. The Bears drafted Central Michigan record setter Dan LeFevour in the sixth round.
The Bears will have to release a player to sign Teel. They will also have to release a player when they come to terms with running back Harvey Unga, who was chosen last week in the supplemental draft.”