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Chicago Bears roster moves: David Fales promoted, Ify Umodu terminated, and more

The Chicago Bears have a lot to figure out in the wake of the loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and have begun making adjustments on Tuesday.

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With starting quarterback Jay Cutler sidelined for at least a couple weeks with a hamstring injury, the Chicago Bears have expectedly promoted 3rd string QB David Fales from the Practice Team to serve as Jimmy Clausen's backup.

Clausen struggled in his 32 minutes of play on Sunday against the Cardinals, but with a thin free agency market and few options to consider, the Bears will likely hope to limit his exposure and rely on the running game to carry the offensive load until Cutler returns.

It was also reported that the team brought in quarterbacks Alex Tanney and Justin Worley for workouts, although neither of them left Chicago with any type of contract offer.  According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the team also worked out wide receivers DeVier Posey and Deonte Thompson.

Chcacgo also made the decision to terminate the contract of WR Ify Umodu, who has been sitting on the practice team, and CB Bryce Callahan, who was partially responsible for the 108-yard kickoff return touchdown by the Cardinals last week.

If you're keeping score at home, that's a minus-2 from the practice team (Fales and Umodu), with Fales taking Callahan's spot on the 53-man roster.

Being added to the practice team was the previously-mentioned Deonte Thompson, as well as DB Demontre Hurst.

Will there be more roster changes forthcoming? Stay tuned...