The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Matt Blanchard and wide receiver Terrence Toliver to reserve/future contracts on Monday.
Blanchard earned an invitation to Bears training camp last summer after he attended the team's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He failed to make the 53-man roster but spent a good portion of the 2012 season on the Bears practice squad.
Blanchard, a Lake Zurich, Ill., native, played at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. With veteran backs Jason Campbell and Josh McCown both free agents, Blanchard might be given a chance to compete for one of the reserve quarterback spots next season.