Bears let go of QB Mike Teel

BOURBONNAIS, Ill.—The Chicago Bears wanted to get a look at the strong arm of former Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel in training camp.

They didn’t get much of a glimpse. Teel, the fourth quarterback on the roster, pulled a hamstring stepping up in the pocket a week ago. He said today that he was told it would take another week or two for him to heal. The Bears aren’t going to wait around. They announced that Teel has been waived and the team has signed Northwestern wide receiver Zeke Markshausen.

Markshausen, who joined the team in May for its rookie minicamp, joins a crowded position group where competition will be difficult for him to make in-roads. Markshausen entered his senior season at Northwestern last year with one career catch. He went in to have one of the most prolific seasons in Big Ten history, making 91 receptions, the second-most in school history and the seventh-highest total in conference history.

Markshausen joins Eric Peterman as the second ex-Northwestern receiver on the roster. Teel had been of interest to the Bears because he was drafted by director of player personnel Tim Ruskell last year when Ruskell served as the general manager in Seattle.

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