The Chicago Bears made a minor roster move on Tuesday, waiving third-string quarterback David Fales.
Fales, who was a sixth round draft pick of the Bears in the 2014 NFL Draft, was retained on the 53-man roster to start the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion during the preseason. During the week leading up to the Bears’ Sunday loss to the Green Bay Packers, Clausen passed the NFL’s concussion protocol, and the team is satisfied that he is good to go as the team’s back-up.
In all likelihood, the Bears will try to sign Fales to the practice squad if he ends up clearing waivers. Since the Bears didn’t announce a corresponding move in waiving him, the most likely scenario would see the team signing someone off of the practice squad and replacing him with the quarterback.