The Bears promoted third-string quarterback Tyler Bray to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Sources said the move did not portend a status change for either starter Nick Foles or backup Mitch Trubisky, both of whom remain healthy. The move takes advantage of a new rule—that all NFL teams can promote up to two practice squad players to their active roster each Sunday without having to demote someone to create room.
Bray was already on the Bears’ practice squad protection list, meaning teams could not poach him with the promise of an active roster spot.
The Bears promoted Foles to starting quarterback on Monday after he led the team to three fourth-quarter touchdowns in the fourth quarter of last week’s win in Atlanta.
Bears coaches said this week that they believe Trubisky can ably serve as a second-stringer, given his team-first mentality. Sunday marks the first day in three years that a healthy Trubisky won’t start. He sat for the first four games of his career before eventually replacing Mike Glennon.