Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen (7) stands under center during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Steelers 25-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Clausen likely to stick around with Bears


Jimmy Clausen looks good in a Bears uniform; at least, head coach Marc Trestman thinks so. And frankly, he’s the one that matters.

“We’re going through the process today of trying to work a little bit with our roster,” Trestman said, via ESPN Chicago. “I think that Jimmy has competed, and done a good job for the time that he’s been here. I expect that he’ll be with us.

Clausen has been something of a non-factor since he was a second-round selection out of Notre Dame in the 2010 draft. He has played in 13 games and thrown for 1,500 yards with three touchdowns to boot. But those are not exactly Andy Dalton or Colin Kaepernick numbers — both of which were second-round picks.

Michael C. Wright anticipates the release of at least one quarterback. Clausen is competing with current No. 2 Jordan Palmer, Jerrod Johnson and rookie sixth-round pick David Fales. Palmer seems to be the closest thing to a lock. But Trestman wouldn’t make any official statements about who he planned on releasing but he tipped his hand as far as Clausen in concerned.

“No. 1 is how he handled the room. That room is hugely important; the chemistry, the karma, whatever you want to call it,” Trestman said. “In that room, the communication’s got to be good. Jimmy’s done a very good job, very maturely fit in and taken the place of trying to learn and work to learn the offense. He’s grinded at it. He spent long hours here … I think he’ll be one of the guys that we do bring back, and we’ll take it one day at a time when we get to training camp.”

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