The Packers signed free-agent quarterback Matt Blanchard on Wednesday, as the former University of Wisconisn-Whitewater standout will get a chance to serve as the team's No. 3 signal-caller, per ESPN.
Blanchard was on the practice squads of the Bears and Panthers in 2012-13 and spent all of last year on the Panthers' injured reserve list after suffering a concussion during a preseason game.
Blanchard worked out for the Packers and coach Mike McCarthy last week. Green Bay has not re-signed No. 2 quarterback Matt Flynn.
The Panthers placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson and offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Receiver De'Andre Presley was placed on reserve/PUP, meaning he's ineligible for the first six games.
The Panthers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts, reports the Charlotte Observer. The squad consists of wideout Brenton Bersin, quarterback Matt Blanchard, linebacker Ben Jacobs, guard Michael Jasper, tight end D.C. Jefferson, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback DeAndre Presley and defensive end Craig Roh.
The Panthers announced Wednesday they signed quarterback Matt Blanchard to the practice squad and released defensive tackle Casey Walker from the practice squad to clear a roster spot.
The Bears waived injured quarterback Matt Blanchard (hand) after reaching an injury settlement Tuesday. There are now 75 players on the team's roster.
An injury Thursday night to third-string quarterback Matt Blanchard has the Bears scouring free agent possibilities at that position. "Certainly that's something that we're gonna have to repair fairly quickly to get a third quarterback on the roster," said Marc Trestman. "We've got to get another quarterback in here, and I'm sure we'll look to do that as we move forward."
Bears quarterback Matt Blanchard suffered a broken left hand in Thursday's preseason game against the Charges. Blanchard was battling for a spot in the roster, but that appears unlikely after this injury. No timetable is known for his possible recovery timetable.
The Bears trimmed down their roster Sunday by cutting quarterback Matt Blanchard, defensive tackle John McCargo, linebacker Adrien Cole, wide receiver Terriun Crump, wide receiver Chris Summers, safety Trevor Coston, defensive end Derek Walker and linebacker K.C. Asiodu.