Monday November 23rd, 2015

The Chicago Bears have waived backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen, the team announced on Monday.

In a corresponding move, QB David Fales was promoted to the active roster, and will become starter Jay Cutler’s new backup.

“[Clausen] played in one game,” head coach John Fox told reporters on Monday. “I think, like a big part of our roster, we’re looking at young guys.”

Clausen, a six-year veteran, saw action in two games and started one this season while Jay Cutler dealt with an injury. He completed a combined 23 of 40 passes for 184 yards with one interception. This season was his second with the Bears after spending his first four seasons in Carolina. 

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Fales, 25, was a sixth-round pick of the Bears in 2014 out of San Diego State. He was previously promoted to the active roster in Dec. 2014 after the New England Patriots reportedly tried, and failed, to sign him.

Chicago visits Green Bay on Thanksgiving night at 8:30 p.m. ET. 

- Kenny Ducey

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