It appears as though Clausen was the favorite to open the season as Jay Cutler’s backup, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
Chicago could also keep sixth-round pick David Fales, possibly on their practice squad, and continue to develop him over the next year.
Clausen, 26, sat out the 2013 season due to a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. The Panthers used a second-round pick on Clausen back in 2010, but he has yet to live up to his draft status.
He hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since he rookie season when was played in 13 total games throwing three touchdowns compared to nine interceptions.