The Chicago Bears cut quarterback Jordan Palmer on Sunday, leaving Jimmy Clausen as the backup to Jay Cutler.

In addition to Palmer, Chicago terminated the contract of three other vested veterans, safety Craig Steltz, return specialist Darius Reynaud and linebacker Jordan Senn.

Palmer, 30, spent last season with the Bears but didn't get into a game. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 225 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the current preseason, while Clausen is 24-for-37 for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Steltz had 97 tackles, an interception and one sack in 77 career games with the Bears since being selected in the fourth round in 2008.

Former Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson was let go by the Bears on Saturday. He was attempting a comeback after missing last season due to injury.

Running back Michael Ford was cut after spending time third on the depth chart behind starter Matt Forte and Shaun Draughn. Fourth-round draft pick Ka'Deem Carey will take that spot.

Other cuts included wide receiver Greg Herd, wide receiver Kofi Hughes, tackle Joe Long, cornerback Derricus Purdy, cornerback Peyton Thompson, defensive tackle Nate Collins and guard/center Dylan Gandy.