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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Trent Green confirms contact with Bears

By Kevin Seifert

There should no longer be any doubt about the Chicago Bears' desire for a veteran backup quarterback. Retired NFL quarterback Trent Green, who last played in 2008, confirmed a report Thursday that the Bears approached him to gauge his interest in the job.

Green, who turns 40 in July, told ESPN 1000 in Chicago that there is no possibility he will sign with the Bears. He admitted he "chewed on it for a couple weeks" but ultimately decided to keep his family rooted in Kansas City.

Green played for Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz when the two were with St. Louis. It's been widely assumed that Martz would prefer a backup who is familiar with his scheme. Currently, Caleb Hanie and rookie Dan LeFevour are the backups to starter Jay Cutler.

We've discussed Marc Bulger and Josh McCown as likely candidates if the Bears move in that direction. Both are free agents and played for Martz at some point during their careers. I guess stranger things have happened, but it's probably a safe bet to assume the Bears will bring in at least one more quarterback at some point this summer.