Interest from Ravens, 49ers prompted Bears to promote David Fales

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David Fales is happy to still be here.

After the Ravens and 49ers attempted to sign Fales off the Bears’ practice squad, the Bears countered by promoting the 2014 sixth-round draft pick to their 53-man roster.

“It shows me that they want me here and they like me, so it’s all good,” Fales said.

While it might have been better to go to a team with a greater need at quarterback — the 49ers recently put Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve; the Ravens put Joe Flacco on IR — Fales said he’s happy to stay with the Bears.

“It’s mixed,” he said. “Obviously you want to be on the 53. And you want to be wanted. But I like the situation here. I like the coaches and the players and everybody. I wanted to be here. So I’m glad it worked out this way.”

The 6-1, 228-pound Fales, who was projected to be a first-round draft pick prior to his senior year at San Jose State, was on the active roster for four games as a rookie last year but has yet to play in a game for the Bears.

Though he was drafted by Phil Emery to play in Marc Trestman’s system, Fales is comfortable with new offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

“A lot of similar concepts to last year and what I did in college,” Fales said. “Great coaches — have answers for everything. It’s an easy system to work in and they put you in the best situation they can.”


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