The Bears are bringing in a quarterback with legitimate college experience for their rookie minicamp this weekend.
Florida State's Drew Weatherford will pariticipate on a tryout basis and could earn a free-agent contract to go to training camp as the fourth quarterback.
Weatherford was a three-year starter for the Seminoles, passing for 39 touchdowns from 2005 through 2007 before he was replaced by Christian Ponder last year. Weatherford, 6-3, 218 pounds, passed for 7,567 yards in his career.
Joining him at the position will be Missouri's Chase Patton, who backed up Chase Daniel in his career with the Tigers. Patton is also coming in on a tryout basis.
The Bears like to simulate a regular minicamp with their rookies and undrafted free agents, so they will have 40 or more players on the field running all the regular drills.