The Chicago Bears have a quarterback situation going on, with Jay Cutler dealing with a thumb injury on his throwing hand that will keep him sidelined for some ambiguous, but expected-to-be-extended amount of time. In other words, head coach John Fox is stating it's a sprain and that Cutler is day-to-day, but other reports are that the team is planning for him to be out an extended period of time.
With that said, the team has Brian Hoyer to step in, but also announced they have elevated Matt Barkley from the Practice Team as of Thursday morning. From the press release:
"Barkley is in his third professional season, appearing in four games with the Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15). He owns 300 passing yards on 30 completions (50 attempts) and four interceptions. Barkley has also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals (2016). The USC alum originally entered the NFL as a 4th round pick (98th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft."
The team also announced the return of FB Paul Lasike, adding him to their Practice Team a few days after placing him on waivers, and the placement of Lamarr Houston on the team's Injured Reserve list.