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Chicago Bears waive QB Jimmy Clausen, David Fales promoted to active roster, Terrance Mitchell cut

The Bears part with Jimmy Clausen after reported interest in Fales.

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Here you go from the Bears mothership:

Clausen, the quarterback affectionately nicknamed Pickles by this author and many others, is at the end of his stay with Chicago.

Clausen appeared in two games this season, notching 23/40 passing for 184 with no TDs and 1 interception. After coming in for an injured Jay Cutler in Week 2, he led the Bears to a shutout loss against Seattle, posting just 9 completions for 60 yards.

On the Fales front, there's also this from head coach John Fox:

Many believed there was a chance Fales would beat Clausen out for the backup job in the preseason, but that wasn't the case. Fales has yet to ever play in a NFL game, spending nearly all of last season on the practice squad. He was ultimately signed as the Patriots reportedly tried to acquire him.

It will be interesting to see who had the alleged interest in Fales. A prime guess would be the Baltimore Ravens, who lost quarterback Joe Flacco for the year to an ACL/MCL injury yesterday. Their current backup is Matt Schaub, and depth is something they must be investigating. Additionally, there is a connection through offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who was head coach last season when Fales was drafted.

Farewell, Jimmy. Football hasn't been kind to you, but good luck with wherever your third stop may be.

EDIT: The Bears also terminated the practice squad contract of corner Terrance Mitchell. Chicago now has two spots open on their practice squad.