Northwestern's C.J. Bacher will join two other quarterbacks on a tryout basis at the Bears' rookie minicamp this weekend.
Bacher will be one of three arms for the three days of practices that will involve the team's nine draft picks, undrafted free agents and tryout players. Florida State's Drew Weatherford and Missouri's Chase Patton are the other two quarterbacks.
Bacher passes for 7,319 yards and 43 touchdowns in his career with the Wildcats, culminating in a trip to the Alamo Bowl this past season. He completed more than 60 percent of his passes over the last two seasons but there are concerns about his arm strength at the NFL level.
Also scheduled to come in on a tryout basis is Ball State punter Chris Miller. That's the same school that produced former MAC player of the year and Bears punter Brad Maynard. NFL rules prohibit veterans from participating in the practices or otherwise Maynard could share some tips of the trade.