The Chicago Bears have added another quarterback with starting experience to their roster.
Chicago is signing Nathan Peterman to a one-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday, per a source. The team later officially announced the signing, while Ryan Willis was released in a corresponding move.
The Bears will be Peterman's third team in six years in the pros. The former Pitt product began his career in Buffalo, starting four games for the Bills over two seasons. After beginning the 2018 campaign as the Bills' starter, Peterman was quickly replaced by rookie quarterback Josh Allen, soon to be a top QB in the league. Later that year, Peterman was jumped on the depth chart by Matt Barkley and released in November. His final start for the Bills came against his now-current squad, the Bears.
Peterman spent the next three-plus seasons as Derek Carr's backup with the Raiders, making two brief appearances during the 2020 and 2021 campaigns.
In 10 career appearances, Peterman has completed 71 of 135 pass attempts for 573 yards, three TDs and 12 interceptions.
Now the former fifth-round pick will play third fiddle to Fields.
- The Carolina Panthers released defensive end Azur Kamara.
- The Chicago Bears claimed tight end Rysen John off waivers from the New York Giants. In a corresponding move, the team waived tight end Jesper Horsted following a failed physical. Chicago is also signing wide receiver Tajae Sharpe to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Bears also added former 49ers and Giants wide receiver Dante Pettis.
- The Detroit Lions waived quarterback Steven Montez.
- The Green Bay Packers claimed tight end Eli Wolf off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts.
- The Houston Texans signed former Bills defensive lineman Jerry Hughes.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed offensive lineman Wes Martin and pass rusher Rashod Berry off waivers and waived kicker Matthew Wright.
- The New England Patriots claimed tight end Matt Sokol off waivers from the Detroit Lions.
- The New Orleans Saints released running back Josh Adams, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
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- The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday they have completed a second-round general manager interview with Doug Whaley.