Bears Waiving QB Matt Blanchard, Signing QB Dalyn Williams


Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears have informed QB Matt Blanchard that they’re placing him on waivers.

  • According to Briggs, the Bears are expected to sign rookie QB Dalyn Williams to a contract on Thursday.

Williams previously participated in the Bears’ rookie minicamp last month on a tryout basis, so he was clearly on their radar.

Blanchard, 27, originally signed on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin-Whitewater back in May of 2012. He spent his first year on the team’s practice before he was waived at the start of the 2013 season.

Blanchard has bounced around a bit in recent years, playing for the Panthers, Packers, Brown, and Colts before returning to the Bears on a future/reserve contract in January.

During his time at Wisconsin-Whitewater, he led the team to three Division III national titles.

Blanchard has yet to appear in an NFL game.

Williams wound up going undrafted out of Dartmouth over a month ago. During his college career, Williams threw for 7,458 yards while completing 62.7 percent of his passes to go along with 56 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments