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Chicago Bears elevate David Fales to 53-man roster

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With their season three games from being over, the Chicago Bears made a move at the quarterback position.

No, not that move, Bears fans.

The team announced it elevated David Fales to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and placed linebacker Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

Fales spent the last 13 weeks on the Bears' practice squad after being selected by Chicago in the sixth round. The Bears made the move after the Patriots reportedly pushed to sign Fales, per the Chicago Tribune. He'll sit behind Jimmy Clausen as Jay Cutler's backup.

As the Bears' season spirals, there is a chance that we could see Fales enter a game as a backup. If nothing else it would help assess the rookie's future as Chicago turns to evaluating their younger players. Clausen clearly isn't the answer.

In other roster news:

1. The Broncos put running back Monte Ball on injured reserve and activated linebacker Danny Trevathan from IR-recall.

2. The Oakland Raiders signed defensive back Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu to their active roster from the practice squad, and placed safety Larry Asante on IR, the team announced Saturday.

3. The Cleveland Browns waived kicker Billy Cundiff and signed kicker Garrett Hartley. 

4. The Panthers signed linebacker Kevin Riddick off their practice squad, waiving linebacker Horace Miller to make room.

5. The Ravens put offensive tackle Jah Reid on injured reserve.

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