Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Chicago Bears defensive tackle Nate Collins (93) and Stephen Paea (92) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bears re-sign Jordan Palmer, Nate Collins


As teams around the league gear up for the official start of free agency on Tuesday afternoon, they are beginning to negotiate deals with pending free agents and re-sign their own players who will be hitting the open market.

For the Chicago Bears, their early start to the offseason came on Sunday night when they re-signed quarterback Jordan Palmer and defensive tackle Nate Collins.

Each player was re-signed to a one-year deal, the team announced.

Collins is simply a reserve defensive lineman while Palmer provides depth under center for a team who is likely to lose Jordan Palmer.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the NFL Free Agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.

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