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Bears re-sign defensive tackle Nate Collins, quarterback Jordan Palmer
With free agency right around the corner on Tuesday, the Bears stayed busy late Sunday re-signing some of their own players.
The Bears re-signed defensive tackle Nate Collins and quarterback Jordan Palmer to one-year contracts.
Keeping Collins bolsters the Bears’ depth on their defensive line, while bringing back Palmer can be viewed as an insurance move with backup quarterback Josh McCown about to test free agency.
Collins was having a strong 2013 season before tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament Oct. 6 against the New Orleans Saints. He had a career-high 13 tackles, one sack and three quarterback hits before being placed on injured reserve after two starts and five appearances.
Palmer joined the Bears after Jay Cutler was injured. He spent the last nine weeks with the Bears, but did not play in regular season. He did play in the preseason, completing 12 of 18 passes for 116 yards, a touchdown and a 103.0 passer rating.