Bears Roster Cuts 2014: Bears to Cut Quarterback Jordan Palmer

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears' backup quarterback battle appears to be over, as a source tells Adam Schefter Jordan Palmer will be cut.

You'd think that once a team announced its cuts that they'd be done making moves for the day. Not so.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Jimmy Clausen has won the backup quarterback battle, and that Jordan Palmer will be one of the team's cuts to get to the 75-man roster limit.

Palmer and Clausen were alternating when each came in to back up Jay Cutler, and Clausen appeared to win the position through stronger performances, as well as having a presumably higher upside than Palmer. Palmer was signed as the Bears' third string quarterback last year, cut in final cuts, and re-signed when Cutler went down with injury to provide insurance to Josh McCown. Heading into the preseason, he was the favorite to win the backup quarterback spot.

The team also appears poised to part ways with kick returner Darius Reynaud and presumed special teams ace Jordan Senn.

Palmer, Senn and Reynaud's cuts make the roster 78, with three more cuts to come before Tuesday.

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