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Bears QB Jimmy Clausen headed to Bourbonnais
The Bears’ newest quarterback will make the trip to Bourbonnais for training camp.
Jimmy Clausen, the former Notre Dame star signed earlier this month, will be one of the four signal-callers the Bears keep into August. Coach Marc Trestman confirmed as much Thursday.
“I would expect that he’ll be with us,” he said.
The Bears have praised veteran Jordan Palmer and figure to have patience with rookie David Fales, which would likely leave Jerrod Johnson as the odd man out to fight for a job backing up Jay Cutler.
Clausen hasn’t thrown a regular-season pass since 2010, and spent last season recovering from September shoulder surgery. But Trestman was impressed with how quickly he picked up the Bears’ playbook in a matter of two weeks.
“No. 1 is how he handled the (quarterback) room,” he said. “As I’ve said many times, that room is hugely important: the chemistry, the karma, whatever you want to call it, the communication has got to be good.
“Jimmy has done a very good job, very maturely fit in and taken the place of trying to learn and work to learn the offense. He’s grinding at it as well.
“He’s spent long hours here. He’s had help from the guys in the room to get him where he is today.
“So we’ll see. We’re going through the process of working with our roster.
“I think that he’ll be one of the guys that we do bring back and we’ll take it one day at a time when we get to training camp.”