The Bears have waived quarterback David Fales and released cornerback Kelvin Hayden and fullback Tony Fiammetta, ESPNChicago.com reports. The team is dealing with multiple injuries to starters on the offensive line and at wide receiver, necessitating the roster juggling in advance of Week 2's matchup with the 49ers. Fales (shoulder) and Fiammetta (hamstring) had already been ruled out for Sunday's game. The team will likely send Fales to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
The Bears have declared the following players inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Bills: linebacker Khaseem Greene, quarterback David Fales, defensive ends David Bass and Cornelius Washington, offensive tackle Charles Leno, cornerback Kelvin Hayden and fullback Tony Fiammetta. Greene played in 15 games last season as a rookie, making four starts. Fiammetta was questionable to play due to a hamstring injury after being limited at practice all week.
The Bears re-signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden after placing wide receiver Marquess Wilson on short-term injured reserve Tuesday.
The Bears trimmed down their roster to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: WR Armanti Edwards, RB Jordan Lynch, TE Jeron Mastrud, OL Dennis Roland, OL Robert Turner, WR Josh Bellamy, C Taylor Boggs, DT Brandon Dunn, LB Jerry Franklin, G Ryan Groy, LB DeDe Lattimore, CB Al Louis-Jean, WR Dale Moss, DT Lee Pegues, DT Tracy Robertson, S Marcus Trice, WR Chris Williams, CB C.J. Wilson, OT Eben Britton, CB Kelvin Hayden, DE Austen Lane and S M.D. Jennings.
The Bears have signed defensive back Kelvin Hayden to a one-year deal, the team reports Friday. Hayden, the nickel corner for the Bears, missed all of the 2013 season with a torn hamstring. In 2012, hayden had one interception and 37 tackles in 16 games. He also added five passes defensed and four fumble recoveries.