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Bears backup has an unusual 24-hour duration

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – On one of the weirdest days in recent Bears memory, even the backup quarterback didn’t have a quiet day.

That’s because Nathan Peterman was out and then back with the team for 24 hours.

Shortly after 4 p.m., the Bears announced that the backup quarterback’s contract had ended. This is the second time this has happened in the past month since Peterman was initially released after final cuts but was quickly signed.

This created an interesting situation for the Bears as undrafted free agent rookie Tyson Bagent would become the backup.

But Thursday morning saw another move that essentially reversed the movement from earlier in the day.

Peterman was placed back on the active roster Thursday morning before the team’s second practice before their game against the Chiefs, presumably resuming his role as backup quarterback while Bagent remains at third.

This is just another unusual scenario in a bizarre day for the Bears that saw them make national headlines.

Justin Fields described his early season play as “robotic” during his press conference Wednesday and cited practice as one of the reasons he isn’t playing his game so far in 2023. Hours he later had an impromptu press conference in the locker room. where he returned from these statements.

Hours later, defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigned, citing health reasons in a statement to the media. This came after missing last week, including the Week 2 game against the Buccaneers, for what was described as “personal” reasons.



NBC Chicago

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