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Bears elevate QB David Fales to active roster

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears promoted rookie quarterback David Fales from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday, and moved linebacker Darryl Sharpton to the injured reserve because of a hamstring injury.

A sixth-round pick in 204, Fales spent 13 weeks on Chicago’s practice squad prior to Saturday’s promotion. In two seasons at San Jose State, Fales started 25 games, connecting on 68.1 percent of his throws for 66 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

"I still have to talk to my agent a little bit more, but there was some interest from other teams," Fales said. "So they went ahead and moved me up."

Sharpton signed with the Bears on Sept. 25 and made his first start with the team during its Oct. 12 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Sharpton posted 10 tackles and broke up two passes in his Bears debut, before leading the team with 11 tackles the next week in a loss against the Miami Dolphins.