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Bears Have Question Marks on Defense

WGIL Newsroom . State Sports 105

Chicago BearsLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears now know Jimmy Clausen is their backup quarterback, and they’d like to know their defense can handle mobile quarterbacks.

Clausen’s better experience at a younger age and his play in preseason have earned him the backup spot behind Jay Cutler. He last played in 2010, but had a great deal more experience than his competition, Jordan Palmer.

Now coach Marc Trestman hopes to see his defense contain Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer when they play at Cleveland on Thursday after struggling to hold Jacksonville’s and Seattle’s quarterbacks in the pocket the past two preseason games.