Bears Sign Fales, Place Miller on Injured Reserve

With quarterback Jay Cutler suffering a shoulder injury, the Chicago Bears have signed another quarterback, as David Fales has been added to the team’s active roster.

Fales, who spent the first two seasons of his career with the Bears before signing with the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad earlier this year, will likely back up Matt Barkley under center when the team takes on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

To make room for Fales on the roster, the Bears placed tight end Zach Miller on season-ending injured reserve. Miller, who hauled in three receptions and a touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, suffered a broken foot during that game and will once again see his season end prematurely due to injury.

Miller missed the 2012 and 2014 seasons because of injuries, and experienced a renaissance with the Bears over the last two years. This season, Miller has 47 catches for 486 yards, both career highs, and hauled in four touchdowns before going down with an injury.

The Bears also made a couple of other minor moves, signing linebacker Jonathan Anderson to the active roster and adding Lawrence Okoye and Jimmy Staten to their practice squad.

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