Bears waive Jimmy Clausen, promote David Fales

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Not wanting to lose practice squadder David Fales to another team or carry three quarterbacks on the active roster, the Bears waived backup Jimmy Clausen on Monday.

Another team — perhaps the Ravens and coordinator Marc Trestman, who lost starter Joe Flacco for the season Sunday? — showed interest in Fales, coach John Fox said Monday. Per NFL rules, they could have claimed Fales had the Bears not promoted him to their active roster.

“I think, like a big part of our roster, we’re looking at young guys,” Fox said.

In two games this season, including a start in Seattle, the Notre Dame alum went 23-for-40 for 184 yards, one interception and one fumble. In four games and one start last year, he completed 26-of-48 passes for 223 yards, two scores and one interception.

Fales, a sixth-round pick from San Jose State in 2014, has not appeared in an regular-season game.

“I think, we know, we had some interest in David,” Fox said. “It was a decision that we made organizationally to give him a look.”

The Bears will try to find a practice squad quarterback, he said.

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