Source: Bears add QB Teel

Updated: July 20, 2010, 10:23 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Working with only three quarterbacks for most of the offseason, the Bears opted to add another arm before reporting to training camp next week, agreeing to terms on a deal with free agent Mike Teel, a league source confirmed Tuesday night.

The news was first reported by the Bergen Record.

After a productive collegiate career at Rutgers, Teel was drafted in the sixth round by Seattle in 2009, and spent last season as the Seahawks' No. 3 quarterback. Teel, who did not play last year, was cut by Seattle in May and claimed off waivers by New England. The quarterback lasted only three weeks with the Patriots before being released.

Teel becomes the fourth quarterback on the Bears' roster, joining incumbent starter Jay Cutler and reserves Caleb Hanie and rookie sixth round selection Dan LeFevour.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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