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Blanchard a vet amongst the rookies

Matt Blanchard (Reid Compton/USA TODAY)

Second-year quarterback Matt Blanchard, working this weekend in his second rookie minicamp in as many years, has begun his bid to be the backup signal caller in Chicago.

Matt Blanchard was a kid with a dream heading into last year's Chicago Bears rookie minicamp. The former Wisconsin-Whitewater quarterback was a relative no name at this time last year, yet his performance during the three 2012 rookie sessions earned him an invite to training camp. While in Bourbonnais, Blanchard showed poise in spite of his age, as well as a solid arm, good accuracy and an ability...

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