Bears waive Jimmy Clausen, promote David Fales

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The Bears waived Jimmy Clausen on Monday. (AP)

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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