It appears the next Buffalo Bills backup quarterback candidate will be long on clipboard-holding experience.
The Bills are planning on signing journeyman backup Jordan Palmer, ESPN reported Monday night.
Palmer entered the NFL in 2007 but only has thrown 10 passes in regular-season action over seven years. He has been on an NFL roster for almost four full regular seasons.
He was a backup in Cincinnati for three full seasons, 2008 through 2010. Then he spent part of the 2012 season with Jacksonville and the second half of last season with the Chicago Bears.
The Bears, who are the Bills’ opponent in the season opener on Sept. 8, released Palmer on Sunday. Chicago picked veteran Jimmy Clausen over Palmer to be the backup to starter Jay Cutler. Palmer was 21 of 30 for 225 yards for the Bears this preseason.
The Bills have rotated Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel in a battle for No. 2 all summer. Dennis Dixon was the second QB in the game in Saturday's exhibition loss to Tampa, but he was released Monday morning.