According to a league source, quarterback Matt Gutierrez has signed a contract with the Bears and is expected to practice this afternoon.
The Bears have been looking to sign a quarterback since Sunday, when they learned the extent of a shoulder injury to backup Caleb Hanie.
Gutierrez arrived late Tuesday night to Bourbonnais.
Hanie is not expected to be out long, but the Bears still tried to convince a veteran to sign with the club, although they wouldn't promise the player a guaranteed spot or any guaranteed money.
Trent Green and Todd Collins were among those that passed. Josh McCown was not an option because he wanted to honor his UFL contract (here's the story http://www.newbritainherald.com/articles/2010/08/17/sports/doc4c6b3a9654d08701486987.txt)
Gutierrez was undrafted in 2007, but he has spent time in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.