The Bears have agreed to terms with former Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel, according to Teel's agent, Neil Schwartz.
Teel will compete with Caleb Hanie and Dan LeFevour to be starter Jay Cutler's backup when training camp opens on Bourbonnais on July 30.
When current Bears director of player personnel Tim Ruskell was general manager in Seattle, he selected Teel in the sixth round of the 2009 draft.
Teel broke all of the major passing records at Rutgers during his three years as a starter. After being released by the Seahawks, the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder was signed by New England. The Patriots released him three weeks later.