Sanchez signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports. After visiting with team officials Wednesday, Sanchez and the Bears finalized a one-year deal with the veteran late Thursday. The Bears gave Mike Glennon a multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, so Sanchez's arrival in Chicago is primarily to add depth behind the former Buccaneer. Sanchez served as Dak Prescott's backup in Dallas last season and appeared in two games, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two interceptions.
Sanchez is expected to sign with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The veteran signal caller had a successful meeting with the Bears on Wednesday and it appears the two sides are working towards finalizing a deal. Given that the Bears inked former Buccaneer Mike Glennon to a hefty, multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, Sanchez would presumably be signing to be Chicago's backup. Sanchez appeared in two games with the Cowboys in relief of Dak Prescott last season, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions.
Sanchez is slated to visit the Bears on Thursday, the Chicago Sun Times reports. With new starter Mike Glennon and Connor Shaw currently the only QBs the Bears have under contract, the team's interest in Sanchez makes some sense. The fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft is veteran backup material these days and is coming off a 2016 season in which he made two appearances for the Cowboys, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two picks in the process.
Sanchez is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. Sanchez, who logged some action in Week 17, when the Cowboys took it easy on a number of their key starters, is once again the odd man out at QB, with Tony Romo slated to serve as Dak Prescott's backup Sunday.
Sanchez is expected to handle most of the reps at quarterback Sunday in Philadelphia, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. The Cowboys cannot lose their standing as the No. 1 seed in the NFC portion of the postseason, but the health of key players is paramount for the divisional round and potentially beyond. As such, Dak Prescott will be under center for the Cowboys' first offensive snap of Week 17, only to be removed at a point perhaps known just to head coach Jason Garrett. Upon Prescott's departure, Sanchez rather than nominal backup Tony Romo will lead the offense the rest of the way.
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