Bray’s promotion comes in the wake of the news that Mitchell Trubisky will likely not play in Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions. He threw for 652 passing yards in four preseason games this year, adding one touchdown pass and two interceptions with a 61.9 completion percentage. He will serve as the primary backup for Chase Daniel if Trubisky does not dress with the team.
Cooper, 28, has only been active for two games this season. He played in a combined three defensive snaps in the first two games of the year. He was nursing a hamstring injury during the middle part of the season. The six-year veteran was signed by the Bears to a three-year, $16 million deal in March of 2017. He was released one year later, but was brought back to the team on a cheaper deal.