Bears waive QB Jimmy Clausen, promote David Fales

The Bears waived backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Monday and promoted David Fales from the practice squad. According to head coach John Fox, another team had interest in Fales and could have swiped him from their practice squad, and the Bears did not want to let go of their young quarterback.

Clausen started one game this season, a 26-0 Week 3 shutout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, when starter Jay Cutler was out with a hamstring injury. Fales, a 2014 sixth-round pick, is in his second season with the Bears, and Fox noted he intends to continue to analyze whether Fales has a future in this league.

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