At this point it’s a real possibility the Bears could start the 2008 season with two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.
About a quarter of the league went that way last season and it provides more roster flexibility.
Without a third quarterback at this point — the Bears are the only team in the league with only two under contract — why carry a seventh-round pick on the roster? Stash him on the practice squad and go from there.
Of course, Tampa Bay will probably cut loose Chris Simms and about four other passers at some point.
But right now, it’s Rex and Kyle or bust.
“A lot more teams are doing that,” offensive coordinator Ron Turner said of the possibility. “Especially on Sundays. If you do that, you obviously have to have one on your practice squad that must be ready to move up at any time.
“You can’t go into it with just two. You have to have more depth to get through camp and everything else. We’ll take a look at it. We will look at all of our options and see what’s out there.”
With Matt Flynn of LSU joining Brian Brohm in Green Bay, look at Caleb Hanie of Colorado State and Nick Hill of Southern Illinois as options at this point. They could be undrafted free agents.
Ten more picks until the Bears go again.