Jimmy Clausen suffered concussion

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Jimmy Clausen suffered his second concussion in about nine months Saturday, after all.

The Bears’ backup quarterback was hit in the head and shoulders Saturday by Bengals linebacker Paul Dawson while trying to slide during the fourth quarter Saturday.

The Bears’ on-field protocol cleared him of a concussion, coach John Fox said Monday, but “then he had symptoms.” He will participate in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Clausen suffered a concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit from the Lions’ Ziggy Ansah in Week 16 last season. He did not experience concussion symptoms until the evening.

Second-year player David Fales took Clausen’s place. Fox was mum on how many reps Fales and undrafted free agent Shane Carden will play in Thursday’s season finale.

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