Bears Promote QB David Fales, Place LB Darryl Sharpton On I.R.


The Chicago Bears announced Saturday morning that they have placed LB Darryl Sharpton on season-ending injured reserve and signed QB David Fales off of their practice squad.

Sharpton, 26, was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2010 Draft. He spent four productive years with the Texans before signing a one-year deal with the Redskins in March.

The Bears signed him to a contract a few weeks into the season. Since then, he has appeared in five games and recorded 15 tackles and a pass defense.

Fales, 24, was taken in the sixth-round of this year’s NFL draft, even though the Bears said there was no way they would select a quarterback in the later rounds.

Fales was unable to make the final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but he was later added to their practice squad.

It’s interesting that the Bears would call up a third quarterback before Monday’s game against the Saints.

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Bob Thomas 33
Bob Thomas 33
5 years ago

They called him up because obviously Jimmy Clausen is not the answer at QB. Cutler has been a disappointment this year and the Bears have nothing to play for in the last 3 games except evaluating the coaches, roster, and schemes for next season. Fales was drafted so they might as well see if he can play against NFL talent for a roster spot next year. He will probably get some snaps in these last 3 games. Play as many of the youngsters on this roster as possible.